Published: Wed, August 16, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Kashmiris to observe Indian I-Day as Black Day today

Kashmiris to observe Indian I-Day as Black Day today

Addressing the protest rallies in the AJK, speakers vehemently condemned the frequent incidents of unprovoked firing by the Indian troops on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary by the Indian army targeting the civilian population dwelling at the forward areas.

The people of Kashmir are observing the day in order to expose India, which has occupied a large part of the state forcefully and usurped their right to self-determination.

Curfew and other restrictions have been imposed across the territory, particularly in Srinagar where the main function of India's Independence Day is to be held at Bakshi Stadium.

The separatist leaders, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a virtual diktat asked the students and teachers to "boycott" the Independence Day celebrations in schools.

"Indian positions are retaliating effectively".

Black flags were hoisted on various public spots to condemn atrocities by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

The Hurriyat leadership vowed that Kashmiri people will not remain silent on the continued and unabated genocide of Kashmiri people.

Later, the participants of the protest demonstration marched towards the Burhan Muzaffar Wani Shaheed Chowk. "We in particular felicitate Pakistan Army that has the responsibility of protecting and safeguarding the geographical borders of Pakistan and its ideological borders as well", Geelani added.

In Azad Jammu & Kashmir anti-India rallies will be staged and processions will be brought out in all small and major cities including AJK's capital city of Muzafferabad and all other nine district headquarters of Mirpur, Kotli, Bagh, Bhimbher, Palandri, Rawalakot, Haveili, Jhelum Valley and Neelam Valley by the people belonging to all walks of life.

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