Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Indian Republic Day as Black Day on Tuesday.
According to the reports, the black day will be marked to draw the international community’s attention towards unlawful and forcible Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
It also aims to apprise the world of the continued brutalities and custodial killing of innocent Kashmiris and the unabated massive violations of human rights by Indian occupying forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, protest rallies and demonstrations will be held in all ten districts tomorrow to mark the Indian Republic Day as a Black Day. In Muzaffarabad, leaders of various political parties, including those in the AJK Legislative Assembly, will lead a rally to mark the day.
All for observance of shutdown and Black Day has been given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat organizations.
People through posters, displayed by APHC, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Alliance and Youth Freedom Fighter in Srinagar, Pulwama, Tral, Kulgam, Islamabad, Shopian, Kupwara, Handwar, Bandipore and others areas of the valley asked to boycott all Indian official celebrations and hoist black flags on the rooftops of their houses, shops and other buildings. The posters continue to surface since last one week different places of the territory.
APHC leader and Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz Chairperson Yasmeen Raja in a statement urged people to boycott all Indian celebrations to send a loud and clear message to the world and India that the Kashmiris reject Indian illegal occupation and were struggling to secure their right to self-determination.
Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Chairman of the Islamic Political Party in a statement said, destroyers of human race have not been able to reduce the hatred of Kashmiris to this day. He said that celebrating ‘Republic Day’ does not suite India. “Freedom from India is the destiny of Kashmiris and the destiny of India to destroy the peace of the region is nothing but her destruction,” he added.
On the other hand, Pakistan has urged international community, particularly the United Nations, to bring an end to the plight of Kashmiri children, who are being denied their right to education by India.
Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri in a statement said children in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) are deprived of their right to education due to continued inhuman military siege and digital holocaust imposed by India.