On the call of JRL, Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC observed Indian Republic Day, as Black Day

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Islamabad: On the call of Joint Resistance Leadership, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world observed Indian Republic Day, the 26th January, as Black Day, today. In this connection, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest demonstration in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The demonstration was jointly led by the APHC-AJK Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani, and the Convener of the AJK-chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi.Addressing on the occasion, the Hurriyat leaders denounced the stepped up Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. They said that India had no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as it had usurped the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination for last over seven decades.The Hurriyat leaders expressed concern over brutalities and custodial killings being committed by Indian troops in the occupied territory. They said that by using such brutal tactics, India would not succeed to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment and they would continue their liberation struggle till complete success. The Hurriyat leaders urged the world community to put pressure on New Delhi to stop its state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. They said permanent peace in the region is impossible without settling the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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