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Kashmiris to observe Indian Independence Day as Black Day

MIRPUR: People of Jammu and Kashmir living either side of the Line of Control (LoC) and rest of the world would observe India’s Independence Day on August 15 as black day to condemn India for constantly denying Kashmiris right to self-determination besides to apprise the external world of the continued Indian atrocities unleashed against the people in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

The observance of the Indian Independence Day as Black Day is also aimed at to express extreme indignation and hatred against the Indian imperialism for forcibly keeping bulk part of the state in her unlawful and forcible occupation since last 71 years, organisers said.

“Anti-India rallies followed by protest demonstrations in all small and major cities and towns at both sides of the LoC will be all mark of the day”, National Events Organising Committee Mirpur District sources told this APP Correspondent on Thursday.

“Participants of the protest rallies will wear black bands around their arms as a sign of hatred against India, according to the organisers of the special Black Day programmes.

“Black flags will be hoisted atop the buildings by the protesting Kashmiris at both sides of the LoC,” NEOC sources said.

The rallies and procession will be brought out in all small and major cities, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) capital Muzaffarabad and all other nine district headquarters of Mirpur, Kotli, Bagh, Bhimbher, Palandri, Rawalakot, Haveli, Jhelum Valley and Neelam valley.

In Mirpur, a major protest rally will be held at the District Courts premises on August 15 at 10:00 am under the auspices of the National Events Organising Committee with the coordination of various public representative organisations representing the people of all walks of life.

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