The innocent Kashmiris on both sides of Line of Control (LoC) and the world over are observing Indian Independence Day on Saturday (August 15) as Black Day.
Black Day is observed to convey the message to the international community that New Delhi continues to deny them their inalienable right to self-determination.
The day is being marked with a complete shutdown in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a message referring to India s illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir, said that a nation that resorts to usurpation and deprives others of their freedoms loses every right to celebrate its freedom.
Gilani asked people to observe complete shutdown on August 15 to keep alive the tradition of observing India’s Independence Day as a Black Day.
The Kashmiris across the world will hold an anti-India demonstration in front of Indian embassies to draw the world attention towards the Indian brutalities in the occupied territory.
Yesterday, Kashmiris took to streets and fired firecrackers in Srinagar and many other places across the Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to commemorate the Independence Day of Pakistan.
The Kashmiri people including youth came on the streets across the occupied valley came out of their houses after defying restrictions imposed by the occupation forces in order to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.
On the other hand, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the Indian government for the recent killing of three Kashmiris demanding New Delhi hold an independent and impartial investigation into the incident.
“Security forces have long operated with impunity in Kashmir, and past army investigations have been more focused on shielding those responsible for abuse than providing justice,” said South Asia director at Human Rights Watch.