Srinagar, October 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have said that 27th October 1947 is the darkest day in the history of Kashmir when India in total violation of all international norms and democratic values landed its troops in Jammu and Kashmir and occupied the territory against the will of the Kashmiri people.

A spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir never accepted India’s forcible occupation of their homeland. He said that Kashmir had never been part of India and that Kashmiris would continue their freedom struggle against this illegal and forcible Indian rule till settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with their aspirations.

The spokesman said that the people of Kashmir had rendered matchless sacrifices in their struggle for securing their birthright to self-determination and were committed to take their freedom movement to its logical conclusion at all costs.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen, in a statement in Srinagar said that on August 14, 1947 the sub-continent was divided on the basis of two-nation theory and Kashmir was a natural part of Pakistan. However, she said, it didn’t happen. “Then on October 27, India invaded Kashmir and took control of the territory forcibly. Thus, this day marks the beginning of Kashmir dispute and Indian occupation.”

Illegally detained APHC leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in his message from Kathua Jail in Jammu said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had rejected forced occupation of their motherland by India. He added that the Kashmiris were offering sacrifices against this occupation for the past 70 years.

Hurriyat leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Hilal Ahmad War and Farida Bahenji in their statements also termed 27th October as the darkest chapter in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

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