Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed ‘Black Day’ today to convey to the international community that they reject Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

It was on this day 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 aspirations of the Kashmiris.

Complete shutdown is being observed in the occupied Kashmir on the call given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and others Hurriyat leaders.

Thousands of Kashmiri people observed  a ‘black day’ in both sides of border, rallying against Indian “brutalities” and occupation of the Himalayan region.

 In Muzzafarabad, the rally was set up by the United Jihad Council (UJC), which consists of 16 groups. The protestors waved black flags and shouted: “Our struggle will continue till Kashmir is freed”, and condemned Indian “brutalities”.

Prime Minister of AJK Chaudhry Abdul Majeed also addressed a separate gathering in Muzaffarabad in connection with the “black day”, and urged the international community to stop India from committing serious human rights violations in the mountain region.

“A durable solution to the problem is possible only if Kashmiris are allowed to exercise their right to self-determination under the UN resolutions,” he added.

 A protest demonstration against the illegal Indian occupation and severe human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir was also held in D-Square Islamabad.

People from various walks of life‚ including school children participated in the demonstrations and raised slogans against the Indian atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir. The participants also carried banners and placards in their hands.

Speakers on this occasion called upon the international community to take notice of illegal Indian occupation and brutal violence on Kashmiri people.

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