Srinagar, October 27 (KGN): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and all across the world observed Black Day, today.
It was on 27th October in 1947 when Indian troops landed in Srinagar and forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir in total disregard to the partition plan of the Subcontinent and against the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
The day was marked with a complete strike in occupied Kashmir, call for which had been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference-G Chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyat leaders.
People took to the streets in Maisuma area of Srinagar raising high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans. Indian police personnel clashed with the demonstrators and resorted to brute force. In all cities of Kashmir Valley, Heavy deployment of Indian forces were made by authorities.
Muzaffarabad(AJK): To mark 27th Oct as Black Day a large procession was taken out and a sit-in was staged in Muzaffarabad and Hurriyat Conference leaders, Ghulam Mohammad Safi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani and others presented a memorandum at the UN office.
Islamabad: The Chairman United Jihad Council Syed Salahuddin led a protest rally at Aabpara Chowk in Islamabad, which was attended by a large number of people particularly the Kashmiri community settled in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Speakers on the occasion while highlighting the significance of October 27 he said that it was on this fateful day in 1947 that India forces landed in Srinagar. “India had promised Kashmiris that it will provide them Right of Self Determination but till date they have been deprived of it,” he said, adding that “Internal autonomy, economic packages, or the so-called proposals of turning Line of Control into Line of Commerce is unacceptable to the people of Kashmir.”
A sit-in in was also held in front of the United Nations Observers Office was staged by the All parties Hurriyet Conference-M that was led by the Convener, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar.
Kashmiris held similar protests all over the World and urged to help resolve Kashmir dispute.
London: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu Kashmir led a protest outside UN mission against Indian troops landing in Kashmir in 1947.