SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control on Friday are observing Black Day on the occasion of Indian Republic Day.
The call to observe Black Day was given by Joint Resistance Leadership to remind the world of India’s continued denial of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiris.
In its statement, the leadership said, “India had no justification to observe its Republic Day in Kashmir as it had illegally occupied the territory against the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
The day is being marked with a complete strike in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations. Moreover, mobile and internet services have also been suspended across occupied Kashmir.
In his message, AJK President Sardar Masood Khan said, “Indian atrocities and state terrorism will not curb Kashmiris determination for freedom.”
“Indian forces have tried heinous tactics against innocent people of Kashmir but they remain steadfast on their stance of achieving complete liberation from India,” he said.
On this day, Kashmiris will make it clear to the world that India is a big impediment in the way of the peoples right to self-determination, he added.