Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe India’s Republic Day on Thursday as Black Day to impress upon the world to take notice of New Delhi’s continued denial of the right to self-determination to Kashmiri people.
A call for the observance of Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.
The day will be marked as a black day in occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and abroad with anti-India demonstrations and rallies to give a strong message to the world that India is a usurper in the occupied territory.
Senior APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, in a message from Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail, said the people of Kashmir have time and again rejected the Indian illegal occupation through peaceful means of resistance, protests and public demonstrations.
The incarcerated leader appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown in the Kupwara district on the martyrdom anniversary of the Handwara massacre, tomorrow.
On the other hand, widespread protests were held in different areas of Islamabad, Kupwara, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar and Ramban districts against the land eviction drive unleashed by the Indian authorities to bring about a demographic change in the territory.
The protesters said that the BJP regime is robbing Kashmiris of their lands and properties in the name of encroachments. They demanded immediate rollback of the anti-Kashmir move.