Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world will observe Indian Republic Day, falling on January 26, Tuesday (today), as black day to invite the attention of international community towards the continued long unlawful and forcible Indian occupation of Jammu & Kashmir and continued depriving them of their internationally-recognized right of self-determination by India since last 74 years.
Call for the observance of the Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. The day will be marked with a complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir, anti-India rallies and demonstrations in world capitals. Kashmiris observe the Indian Republic day as black day every year to mark strong indignation and protest against the continued long Indian subjugation of the occupied Jammu & Kashmir besides to mark the Indian Republic Day as black day every year to protest and apprise the world of the continued brutalities and custodial killing of the innocent Kashmiris and the unabated massive violations of human rights by the Indian occupying forces in the held state.
This year, too, Kashmiris are observing the Indian republic day as black day at the time when the hardliner PM Modi-led Indian government, by violating all international norms and commitments on the global issue of Jammu Kashmir, scrapped special status of the internationally-acknowledged disputed status of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) revoking article 370 and article 35-A of her (India) constitution through August 5, 2019 sinister act at the gun point through fresh deployment of at least a million of its military and para military troops in IIOJK.
Besides the observance of the day also aimed at to apprise the world community of the continued hostile attitude of India denying Kashmiris their legitimate right to self-determination and deviating all international norms escaping from the peaceful solution of the much delayed Kashmir issue. In Azad Jammu & Kashmir, protest rallies and demonstrations against continual illegal, illicit and unlawful Indian occupation of a major part of Jammu & Kashmir, will be the hall mark of the black day in all ten districts of the liberated territory. These protest marches and rallies will be the hallmark of the scheduled black day.
Major rally to observe the Indian Republic Day will be held in Muzaffarabad on this occasion. AJK leaders of various political parties including those in the AJK Parliament will lead the rally to be held to mark the day. The day will also mark complete solidarity with the freedom-loving people of IIOJK in their just and principled struggle for freedom and for the achievement of their legitimate right to self-determination.