On October 27, Kashmiris throughout the world will observe a ‘Black Day’ to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to expose India over its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. It was on October 27, 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 people of Kashmir, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.
India observes 26 October as “Accession Day” as it (falsely) claims that on this day the Hindu ruler of Muslim majority Kashmir Maharaja Hari Singh acceded to India. Kashmiris all over the world and Pakistan observe October 27 as Black Day, because on this day the Indians occupied Kashmir in violation of the Independence Act 1947, which required the people of Kashmir to decide whether they wanted to accede to Pakistan or India.
Pakistan has been holding regular protests and solidarity activities since India clamped the curfew in occupied valley, continuing for the last 82 days today, which made the lives of Kashmiris miserable.
The government has chalked out a comprehensive programme to observe the day, highlighting brutalities and massive human rights violations, being committed by the Indian troops to suppress the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris.
Public gatherings, rallies, walks and protest demonstrations would be arranged at district and Tehsil level across the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan.