Kashmiris to observe Black Day today

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Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the 27th October, tomorrow, as Black Day to convey to the world that India has occupied their motherland illegally and against their aspirations.

The day will be marked by a complete shutdown and civil curfew by the people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Protest marches, rallies and seminars will be held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and all over the world to condemn the invasion of the territory by Indian Army on 27th October, 1947 as well as revocation of special status of occupied Kashmir by the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on August 5, 2019. Call for the observance of the shutdown and Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar asked the Kashmiris to demonstrate to the world, tomorrow, that they would not rest till Jammu and Kashmir was liberated from Indian slavery. It urged the global community to give up its criminal silence on the Indian brutalities in IIOJK and take practical steps to force New Delhi to give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

Posters appeared in Srinagar and other parts of the territory, urging people to observe shutdown in IIOJK, tomorrow, against the illegal occupation of their motherland by India.

It was on 27th October in 1947 when Indian troops in total violation of the spirit of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent had militarily invaded Jammu and Kashmir and illegally occupied it against the will of the Kashmiri people.

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah have said that India’s continued illegal occupation on Jammu and Kashmir posed serious threat to peace and stability in the region.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Shabbir Shah and other APHC leaders urged the Kashmiris to observe the 27th October as Black Day to send a loud and clear message to India and the international community that they reject the Indian illegal occupation of their homeland and will continue their struggle till they were given their right to self-determination.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a message from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail said that the invasion in Jammu and Kashmir by India on the 27th October 1947 was a naked aggression devoid of legal and moral justification. He termed it as an atrocious attack on the political and democratic rights of the Kashmiris and said that on that fateful day the so-called democratic state had brazenly violated the international law by usurping the fundamental rights of the people of Kashmir.

The APHC leader maintained that despite suffering at the hands of Indian tyrants, the valiant people of Kashmir have never accepted its dominance over the region. “Kashmiris have neither accepted the hegemony of the Indian state in the past nor will they accept it in the future”, Shabbir Shah said adding that day was not far when the Kashmiris’ struggle and their sacrifices for the noble cause would reach to fruition. He urged the international community to play an effective role to end India’s occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The APHC leaders, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Khawaja Firdous, in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said India is committing genocide of Kashmiri people since illegally occupying Jammu and Kashmir by force and deception on October 27, 1947. They said the Kashmiris will observe Black Day tomorrow all over the world to make it clear to India and the international community that they do not accept India’s forced occupation and will continue their peaceful struggle till they achieved freedom from the Indian yoke.—KMS

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