Kashmiris observe Indian Republic Day as Black Day
Pakistan urges int’l community to take notice of Indian coercion in IIOJK
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observe the Indian Republic Day as Black Day, to draw the international community’s attention towards unlawful and forcible Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
It also aims to apprise the world of the continued brutalities and custodial killing of innocent Kashmiris and the unabated massive violations of human rights by Indian occupying forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
Meanwhile, the APHC, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Alliance and Youth Freedom Fighter through posters displayed in several cities, towns and others areas of the valley asked people to boycott all Indian official celebrations and hoist black flags on houses, shops, electricity polls and other installations.
The APHC asked people to impose civil curfew in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
However, Indian forces have been deployed in massive numbers all across the occupied territory, especially around the venues of functions to prevent anti-India protests.
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, protest rallies and demonstrations will be held in all ten districts tomorrow to mark the Indian Republic Day as a Black Day.
In Muzaffarabad, leaders of various political parties, including those in the AJK Legislative Assembly, will lead a rally to mark the day.
In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the name of security ahead of India’s so-called Republic Day on Tuesday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Indian forces have set up check-posts at various places in the occupied valley where motorists and commuters are stopped and subjected to vigorous frisking and checking. Meanwhile, All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, in their statements in Srinagar, appealed to the Kashmiri people to observe India’s Republic Day as a Black Day.
The APHC, through posters displayed at various places in the valley, asked people to hoist black flags on their roofs, shops, and electricity poles to give a strong message to the world that India is not a democratic country but a usurper of basic rights of the Kashmiri people in the occupied territory.
On the other hand, Hurriyat leaders paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Handwara on the eve of their martyrdom anniversary.
Seventeen innocent Kashmiris were killed when personnel of the Border Security Force had opened indiscriminate fire on thousands of peaceful protesters at Handwara Chowk to protest against the Gaw Kadal massacre.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum Chairman, Devinder Singh Behl, addressing a function in Nowshera area of Jammu, said the Indian troops are committing massive human rights violations in the territory.
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