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Kashmiris observe Black Day against continual 72-year-long Indian Occupation of Jammu & Kashmir

Altaf Hamid Rao/Saqib Ali Haidri

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MUZAFFARABAD/MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): Jammu & Kashmir people inhibiting either side of the line of control – AJK and IOK, besides rest of the world observed black day on Sunday – October 27 to mark strong protest and indignation against the continual forced and unlawful occupation of Jammu & Kashmir for the last 72 years since this bleak day of 1947.

People of the internationally-acknowledged dispute Himalayan state of Jammu & Kashmir people living either side of the LoC consider October 27 as the bleak day in the history of the disputed Himalayan state of Jammu & Kashmir when India had landed her armed troops against the aspirations and the wishes of the people of the state.

The day is observed as black day by Jammu & Kashmir people every year to mark extreme resentment and indignation over the continued unlawful and forcible occupation of bulk of Jammu Kashmir state by the Indian tyrannical forces. India had landed her armed military troops in Srinagar this day 72 years ago on October 27, 1947 forcibly and contrary to the aspirations of the people of the state .It was on this day in 1947 when Indian armed troops invaded Jammu & Kashmir and occupied it absolutely against the wishes of the Jammu & Kashmir people and in the sheer violations of partition plan of the sub-continent denying all international norms and commitments.

This year, the black day against continual forced Indian occupation was being observed at the time when the Kashmir freedom has reached at its climax following the massive continued anti-India protests by the people of the curfew-clamped and locked-down bleeding Indian occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir for the last 83rd day (Saturday) against the complete communication and information blocked by the Indian occupational forces – since furious Kashmiris, defying all restrictions took to street agitation against August 5 Indian sinister action of scrapping special status of the disputed Jammu Kashmir State abrogating article 370 and 35-A of her constitution.

The call for observance of Black day was given by the top elderly Kashmiri leader of the Kashmir resistence movement and All Parties Hurriyat Conference leadership Syed Ali Gilani and the government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

As previous the observance of the black day was aimed at to apprise the world of the Kashmiris ever-lasting severe hatred against India besides against the forced Indian occupation of their motherland for the last 72 years – besides to remind the international community and the global forums especially the United Nations to perform their due global role for the early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in line with international norms and commitments including the UN resolutions which clearly spoke of the grant of right to self determination through free and fair referendum in entire Jammu & Kashmir state.

Protest rallies and processions – besides public congregations in all small and major towns including district and tehsil headquarters were the hallmark of the black day in all small and major towns at either side of the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir state i-e Azad Jammu Kashmir and Indian held Kashmir to reiterate complete dissociation from India besides to apprise the world of the continued Indian brutalities unleashed against the innocent Jammu Kashmir fighting against the forcible Indian rule and to get the motherland freed from the Indian clutches.
In Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, the Day was marked by complete strike and anti-India demonstrations across the occupied state in response to the call given by the caged elderly Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gillani and other leadership of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference comprising the freedom-loving Kashmiri political and other public representative parties. The black day call was also given by AJK government to observe the day in the liberated territory besides across Pakistan and remaining parts of the world where Pakistanis and Kashmiris were inhibiting.

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