Kashmiris observe Indian Republic Day as Black Day


Jammu and Kashmir people living both sides of the Line of Control and rest of the world observed the Indian Republic Day, black day to draw the world attention against the continued long illegal and forcible Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiris observe the Indian Republic Day as ‘black day’ every year to mark strong indignation and protest against the continued long Indian subjugation of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir as well as against the massive human rights abuses in the Indian-held Jammu Kashmir valley.
Observance of the ‘black day’ is also aimed at apprising the world community of the continued hostile attitude of India denying Kashmiris their legitimate right to self-determination and deviating all international norms escaping from the peaceful solution of the much delayed Kashmir issue.
In AJK, preparations are afoot to hold protest rallies and demonstrations against Indian occupation of the Himalayan State of Jammu and Kashmir, in all ten districts of the liberated territory.
The day will also mark complete solidarity with the freedom-loving people of Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir in their just and principled struggle for freedom and for the achievement of their legitimate right to self-determination.
The protest rallies are scheduled to be arranged by various social, political and public representative organizations representing people of all spheres of life including lawyers, journalists, members of the business community, laborers, students, women and social and political workers.
In Mirpur, major protest rally, to be followed by a big procession of people of all walks of life, to observe the Indian Republic Day as black day, will be held at the District Courts premises under the auspices of National Events Organizing Committee, General Secretary of the committee told reporters here Thursday.
The city elders representing all segments of the  civil society  will highlight the importance of early peaceful settlement of the Kashmir problem besides registering protest against the continued forcible and illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir, according to the program.
And in occupied Jammu Kashmir, the day will be marked with a complete strike across the held valley on this occasion, said a report.
Life will come to stand still following complete boycott of the duties and other routine activities of daily life by the Kashmiris belonging to all walks of life across the occupied state, the report added.
People belonging to all shades of public opinion at both sides including AJK and occupied Kashmir, will stage anti-India and pro-freedom rallies and demonstration besides taking out processions under the auspices of various political, religious, social and human rights organizations in all small and major towns and cities to register protest against the inhuman attitude by the Indian forces.
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