India continues violence against Kashmiris

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over are observing Black Day on Friday (October 27) to mark the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

In a brazen and blatant breach of the Indian Independence Act and the Partition Plan, India tried to incorporate Kashmir into the Indian Union through force and landed its troops in Srinagar on 27th October 1947. The action, as claimed by India, was taken on the basis of an instrument of accession that the ruler of Kashmir signed with India, which is neither part of the official record concerning partition nor has been shown to the world.

The people of Kashmir revolted against the Indian move.

With the aim of changing the demographic realities, the Indian troops, forces of Maharaja and Hindu extremists indulged in the reckless massacre of Kashmiri Muslims who were 87 percent of the population of Jammu and Kashmir. The ensuing situation led to war between India and Pakistan. Since then, notwithstanding UN resolutions regarding settling the question of accession of Kashmir through plebiscite, and promises made by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Lord Mountbatten to make a reference to the people, India continues to occupy Kashmir, and deny the right of self-determination to the people of the state. That is why 27th October is observed as the Black Day in Kashmir, in Pakistan and all over the world where Kashmiris live to remind the global community and the UN of their obligations towards the people of Kashmir.

Kashmirs protest against India

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over are observing Black Day on Friday (October 27) to mark the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

A complete shutdown is being observed in Occupied Kashmir and rallies are being taken out in world capitals.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and other pro-freedom organizations.

In Muzaffarabad, main protest demonstration will be held at District Complex followed by a protest rally.

Radio Pakistan is airing special programmes including history of freedom struggle, events held on the occasion in different cities and interviews of the leaders of freedom movement.

What is Kashmir conflict

On October 27 in 1947 the Indian troops landed in Srinagar and forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir in total disregard to the partition plan of the subcontinent and against the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The day is marked with a complete shutdown in the occupied territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by other pro-freedom organizations and High Court Bar Association.

Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo will be leading anti-India protests in Srinagar today.

Hurriyat leaders including Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hilal Ahmed War, Muhammad Farooq Rehami, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Bilal Siddiqi, Muhammad Abdullah Tari and Nahida Nasreen in their statements termed the 27th October 1947 as the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan enures support to Kashmiris

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly condemned the Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and urged the international community to take notice of the situation as Indian forces used pellet guns on the innocent Kashmiri people.

Chairing a meeting of the Kashmir Council on Thursday, the prime minister said Pakistan expressed solidarity with its Kashmiri brethren and had always extended moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people.

He said Kashmir cause was a heroic struggle which would be remembered for times to come. Pakistan had raised the issue of Kashmir at every forum, he added.

The prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment and support for the development of Kashmir.

He said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had allocated an unprecedented amount of resources for the development of Kashmir.

“We need to prove with our actions that we are focused on the development and welfare of the Kashmiri brethren,” the prime minister remarked and directed for holding the sessions of Kashmir Council regularly.

During the meeting, the Kashmir Council offered special prayers for the martyrs of the Kashmir cause.

The Council members highly appreciated the prime minister for effectively presenting the Kashmir issue at United Nations General Assembly this year.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir has said Pakistan will continue to highlight the Kashmir dispute and Indian atrocities against the innocent Kashmiri people.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said the purpose to mark the day is to expose the human rights violations in the held valley and remind the world body of its pledge made with Kashmiris in its resolution to seek right to self-determination.

Chaudhry Barjees Tahir said the government has prepared a comprehensive programme to mark the “Black Day” at the provincial and district level.

The Minister said foreign missions abroad will also highlight the Kashmir issue on the occasion.

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