Kashmir Black Day to be marked on October 27

Public gatherings and protest demonstrations to be arranged across Pakistan


APP October 25, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan will observe October 27 as a Black Day at the national and international levels to express solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) facing illegal occupation and gross human rights violation for the last 74 years, an official said on Sunday

Each year, October 27 is observed as Kashmir Black Day to mark protest and resentment by Kashmiris around the world in commemorating the forced occupation of the valley by the Indian Occupation Forces.

On October 27 1947, the sufferings of the Kashmiri people commenced with the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir which have increased manifold after New Delhi suspended the special status of IIOJK through the revocation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution on August 5, 2019.

The government has chalked out a comprehensive programme to observe the day in a befitting manner through highlighting brutalities and massive human rights violations being committed by the Indian troops to suppress the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris who want their legitimate right to self-determination in line with the United Nations Security Council resolutions, he maintained.

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The Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan has also chalked out comprehensive programmes for observing the Black Day. All the provincial governments have planned different activities to mark the day in a befitting manner, he added.

Public gatherings, rallies, walks and protest demonstrations would be arranged at district and tehsil levels across the country, including AJK and G-B following all Covid-19 measures, the spokesperson said.

A photo exhibition will also be arranged to highlight human rights abuses, extra-judicial killings, disabilities of Kashmiris through pellet guns at the hands of Indian security forces while black banners, panaflex, hoardings and streamers would be displayed at prominent roads and places to mark the day, he stated.

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