Srinagar, January 26: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Republic Day, today, as Black Day to convey to the world community that India’s claim of being a democratic republic was totally misleading as it had denied the people of Kashmir their inalienable right to self-determination.
Call for the observance of the Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, the High Court Bar Association and other pro-liberation leaders and organisations.
The day is being marked with a complete strike in occupied Kashmir. Gun-totting Indian troops and police personnel are manning every nook and corner of all major cities and towns of the territory to ensure that people do not hold anti-India demonstrations.
The occupation authorities have deployed troops and police personnel in strength around the Bakhshi Stadium, the main venue of official function in Srinagar, and other vital installations across the Valley.