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Kashmiris on both sides of LoC to observe Black Day on Sunday

–President, PM say Pakistan will do everything to support Kashmiris in their fight for freedom

ISLAMABAD: The people of Jammu and Kashmir dwelling on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and rest of the world are all set to observe Black Day on October 27 (Sunday) to mark strong protest and indignation against the forced and unlawful occupation of Jammu and Kashmir for the last 72 years since this bleak day in 1947.

The Kashmiri people consider October 27 as the Black Day in the history of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir when India had landed its armed troops against their aspirations and the wishes.

The day is observed every year to mark extreme resentment and indignation over the continued unlawful and forcible occupation of bulk of Jammu and Kashmir state by the Indian tyrannical forces.

This year, the day is being observed at the time when the Kashmir freedom movement has reached at its climax following the massive protests by the people of occupied state for the last 84 days against August 5 Indian sinister action of scrapping special status of the disputed region after abrogating article 370 and 35-A of her constitution.

In Mirpur, the major protest rally will be taken out by District National Events Organizing Committee with the coordination of various social and political parties at District Courts premises which will be addressed by the leading personalities representing diverse segments of the civil society.

The speakers will reiterate demand for restoration of the special status of the disputed state and most particularly the early grant of the birth right to self determination to Kashmiris.

PAKISTAN AFFIRMS SUPPORT TO KASHMIR CAUSE:

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have reaffirmed Pakistan’s unflinching moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) with the solemn pledge that it would continue till the realization of their legitimate right to self-determination.

In a message on Kashmir Black Day being observed on October 27th to mark the darkest chapters in the history of Jammu & Kashmir, they said on this day the Indian security forces landed in Srinagar to occupy, oppress and terrorize the innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir in blatant violation of international law and morality.

“Today, we pay homage to the martyrs for the cause of Kashmir and honour all those who have suffered at the hands of Indian occupying forces,” he added.

The president said the United Nations Security Council through several of its resolutions had upheld the fundamental right of the Kashmiri people to decide their own future through a fair and impartial plebiscite held under the UN auspices.

He noted that reneging on its repeated commitments to the international community to implement these resolutions, India continued on the path of brutal suppression of the Kashmiri people to this day.

“Since August 5 this year, India has imposed an inhuman lockdown over 8 million people in IOK. Use of torture, enforced disappearances and restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly are the stark realities today,” a press release quoted the president as saying.

He said Indian occupying forces were perpetrating unspeakable crimes against the Kashmiri people, including women and children, with complete impunity.

“The indefensible curfew and communications blackout, going on for nearly three months now, is illustrative of the state-terrorism that India has wreaked on innocent Kashmiris for decades. No matter how brutal its policies and tactics, India cannot crush the spirit of the Kashmiri people,” he added.



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