Kashmiris observing Indian Independence as ‘Black Day’ today

OCCUPIED SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Independence Day, today, as ‘Black Day’ to convey the message to the international community that India had usurped their inalienable right to self-determination.


According to Kashmir Media Service, the day is being marked by a complete strike in occupied Kashmir, the call for which has been given by veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Kashmiri leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmed Shah.

Protest rallies and different functions will be held in the territory and in world capitals to highlight different dimensions of the Kashmir dispute and Indian atrocities on innocent Kashmiris.

The Hurriyet leaders, who have been put under house arrest or illegal detention, in their statements issued in Srinagar said that India had no moral or legal justification to celebrate its Independence Day in Jammu and Kashmir as it had occupied the territory against the will of Kashmiri people.