Kashmiris to observe India’s independence day as Black Day

India has unleashed history’s worst atrocities and state terrorism against the people in IIOJK

APP August 14, 2023
Indian paramilitary troops stand guard on a street in Srinagar. AFP/FILE


Like all previous years Jammu and Kashmir State people living on both sides of the line of control and the rest of the world would observe India’s independence day falling on August 15 (Tuesday) as Black Day.

Kashmiris observe August 15 every year as a black day to reiterate ever-lasting hatred against India and to register strong protest over Delhi’s forced Aug 05, 2019, sinister action of scrapping the special status of the internationally recognised Jammu and Kashmir state.

Kashmiris observe India’s all national days including independence day as black day to condemn India for constantly denying Kashmiris their birth right to self-determination and to apprise the external world of India’s ongoing worst reign of state terrorism making people of occupied Jammu Kashmir state besieged, at gunpoint of over two million of her military and paramilitary troops.

India has unleashed history’s worst atrocities and state terrorism against the people in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), who have been fighting for the liberation of their motherland from the forced Indian rule for the past 76 years.

The observance of the scheduled Indian Independence Day as the black day is also aimed at expressing indignation against Indian imperialism for forcibly keeping the bulk part of the State in her unlawful and forcible occupation for the past 76 years.

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“Anti-India rallies followed by protest demonstrations in all small and major cities and towns on both sides of the LoC, will mark the day,” an AJK government spokesman told APP here Monday.

Participants of protest rallies will wear black bands around their arms as a sign of hatred against India, according to the organisers of the special black day programms.

Black flags will be hoisted atop the private buildings by the protesting Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC.

In Azad Jammu and 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, Haveli, Jhelum Valley and Neelam valley by the people belonging to all walks of life to reiterate severe hatred against the Indian imperialism.

Participants of the rallies will march in major city streets, carrying black banners and placards to express hatred against India for turning the IIOJK into the world’s largest prison perpetuating brutalities and human rights abuses in the occupied state since August 05, 2019 – the black day in Jammu & Kashmir State’s history following revocation of the special status of the disputed Jammu & Kashmir at the gunpoint by the despotic and fascist BJP-led Indian government.

In Mirpur, DC Chaudhry Amjad Iqbal told APP that a major protest rally to observe the Indian Independence Day as the black day would be taken from District Courts premises in the city on Tuesday- August 15 at 10.30am under the auspices of the National Events Organising Committee Mirpur district, the grand forum of all public representative organisations representing all segments of the civil society, according to the local authorities.

A large number of people from all shades of public opinion will attend, like all previous years to observe the Indian independence day as Black day.


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