SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world on Thursday observed Indian Republic Day as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
Call for the observance of the Black Day was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The day was marked with a complete strike in occupied Kashmir and anti-India demonstrations and rallies in world capitals. The puppet authorities have put the entire occupied Kashmir especially Srinagar and Jammu under siege on the eve of India’s Republic Day. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel were deployed in every nook and corner of the occupied territory causing huge inconvenience to the people. In Muzaffarabad, different political and social organizations also organized functions and protest rallies to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day. NNI