Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control, and the world over are observing Black Day, today, the 27th of October, to convey to the world that they reject India’s illegal occupation of their homeland and will continue their struggle to achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. The observance of Black Day is also aimed at drawing the attention of the world towards the sufferings of the people of occupied Kashmir due to the continued military siege imposed by Narendra Modi-led fascist regime in the territory since 5 August 2019.
The day is being marked by a complete shutdown in IIOJK. A march is conducted towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar, while protest rallies are held in world capitals to draw the attention of the international community towards Indian state terrorism in IIOJK.
Hurriyat leaders and organizations in their statements said 27th October 1947 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that the Indian repression cannot break the will of the Kashmiri people who are determined to continue their struggle for the right to self-determination till complete success.
Pakistan government employees have arranged a rally from Foreign Office to D Chowk in Islamabad in connection with Kashmir Black Day. President Arif Alvi accompanied by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has participated in the rally to express solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The participants while holding placards chanted slogans against the Indian government.
“We want to tell them (Kashmiris) that Pakistan is yours. Pakistan wants to call the attention of the international community towards the oppression and barbarism that is continuing in Kashmir,” President Alvi said.
Talking about India’s forced demographic changes in the occupied valley, President Alvi said Pakistan will “not accept” them.
“I want to warn the Indian government that the way [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi committed oppression in Gujrat, what he did to Muslims in other regions of India, the way oppression is done by changing the Citizenship Amendment Act, my Kashmiri brother will fight against that, he is fighting and is laying down his life in sacrifice. He will not rest.”
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi said that when India failed to convince Kashmiris to become a part of the country using force, it introduced “black laws” and targeted Kashmiris under the guise of terrorism.
“India has always failed in its abhorrent objectives because the courage and strength of Kashmiris is like a wall of steel,” he said.