Srinagar: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed Indian Republic Day, on Friday, as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
The day was marked with a complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir and anti-India rallies and demonstrations in world capitals.
Call for observance of the Black Day and shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The resistance leaders also called for peaceful demonstrations and rallies across the occupied territory after Friday prayers, over the killing spree unleashed by Indian troops across the occupied territory.
They also appealed to imams and khateebs of mosques to highlight in their Friday sermons the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.
Meanwhile, the puppet authorities put the entire occupied Kashmir especially Srinagar and Jammu under siege.
Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel were deployed in every nook and corner of the occupied territory, causing huge inconvenience to the people.
The forces’ personnel conducted frisking and checking of vehicles and passengers in Srinagar and other major towns besides carried out surprise raids in different areas.