'Black Day:' Durrani pays homage to sacrifices of Kashmiris

29 October, 2017, 04:03 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Kashmiris observing Black Day against Indian invasion today

They have also suspended train service in the Kashmir Valley.

The statement reads in parts; "27 October, 1947 is one of the darkest days of human history".

Addressing the protesters, Ali Raza Syed said 27th October 1947 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir when India in total violation of all global norms and democratic values landed its troops in the territory and occupied it against the will of Kashmiri people.

Referring to the atrocities and gross human rights violations being committed by India against the Kashmiri people, Ambassador Durrani said that after the extra-judicial killing of Burhan Wani past year by the Indian forces, Indian brutalities against innocent Kashmiris has increased to unprecedented levels in terms of killing and torture of Kashmiris, especially youth. "Despite commitments made by the early Indian leadership and numerous resolutions of the UN Security Council on Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian government has unleashed a reign of terror in Kashmir", the premier alleged.

The protesters also raised slogans in favour of Kashmir's freedom movement and against Indian occupation of Kashmir. India had used massive and indiscriminate force to suppress this indigenous freedom struggle.

He added, "This support will continue till the realisation of the lawful right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir".

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The separatist leaders who were put under house arrest said, "It is an unfortunate day for the Kashmiris when we were deprived of our freedom and liberty". Under the shadow of bayonets, they hold a plebiscite every day, demanding that India leave Jammu and Kashmir, she said.

Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Chaudhry M Barjees Tahir on Friday urged the United Nation, worldwide community and India to resolve the issue of Kashmir for permanent peace in the region.

"Our protest is to condemn the Indian brutality in occupied Kashmir which should come to an end now as India is violating human rights in worst form in occupied Kashmir", he said. "This is a call for action that is both imperative as well as urgent", she said.

Javed Hassan said that Pakistan is committed to giving unfailing political, diplomatic and moral support to the people of Kashmir and is hopeful the efforts and resolutions of the United Nations will bring favourable results.

President Mamnoon Hussain urged India to implement the United Nations resolutions, saying peace and prosperity of the entire region is linked with the resolution of the long-standing dispute of Jammu and Kashmir.

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