Indian ID observed as Black Day across country


Ralllies held in AJK in solidarity with Kashmiris
In protest against India’s unilateral action to scrap the special status of occupied Kashmir, Black Day was observed on Thursday in Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control.In this regard, rallies were held all across the country and special events were also conducted expressing solidarity with Kashmiris.The government of Punjab had issued instructions to all the provincial commissioners, the deputy commissioners and heads of government institutions of 36 districts to wear black armbands as a protest in the rallies
The deputy commissioners and police officers were also directed to ensure foolproof security during the rallies.The opposition parties also held rallies on the Black Day. A gathering of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was held in Azad Kashmir to express solidarity with the Kashmiris while the Hurriyat leaders held a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission and a rally in Rawalpindi.
Addressing a press conference, the coordinator of the anti-India protest and United Kingdom Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) President Raja Fahim Kayani said they had been working since the last six days to convince British Kashmiris, Pakistanis and Sikhs to come out of their homes and observe the black day
Meanwhile, People across Azad Jammu and Kashmir also observed Indian Independence Day as black day on Thursday to convey the message to the international community that India has usurped the fundamental rights of Kashmir people and continues to deny them their inalienable right to self-determination.
According to details, hundreds of protest rallies and demonstrations were held in all small and big cities of the state to condemn India for constantly denying Kashmiris birth right to self determination besides to apprise the external world of the India’s ongoing worst reign of state terrorism making people of occupied state besiege for past ten days at gun point of her 900,000 military and para-military troops.
People including representatives of political, social and religious organizations, lawyers, traders, civil servants, Kashmiri refugees, students and all walks of life participated in the black day’s processions and rallies.
Participants of the protest rallies wear black-bands around their arms as a sign of hatred against India. Black flags were also hoisted at houses, shops and other public spots to condemn Indian nefarious designs against people of Occupied Kashmir.
In the capital city Muzaffarabad, the main protest rally organized by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Cell and other political and religious organizations was taken out from Central Press Club. The participants of the rally holding banners and placards inscribed with pro-freedom and anti India messages strongly protested against recent provocative acts by Indian government and raised vociferous slogans like “India Leave our Kashmir”, “Kashmir banyey ga Pakistan”.
Speaking on the occasion, speakers including Hurriyat leaders Uzair Ahmed Ghazali, Mushtaq ul Islam, PPP’s Secretary Record Shoukat Javed Mir, Secretary General Jammat-e-Islami Azad Kashmir Qazi Shahid Mehmood Advocate, Traders’ leader Muhammad Razzaq Khan, Muslim Conference leader Syed Yasir Naqvi and others appealed international community including the major powers to take immediate notice of such hostile and aggressive designs of India in the region.
They called upon United Nations and the world community to ensure their practical role for getting Kashmir dispute resolved through peaceful means without further loss of time to protect South Asia from any destruction.
Speakers warned India that people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will turn AJK the graveyard of the Indian troops if Delhi tried to exercise an aggressive and adventure posture against Pakistan or Azad Kashmir.

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