Restrictions tightened to prevent march towards Lal Chowk

Srinagar, October 27(KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing Black Day, today, the 27th 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.

On 27th October in 1947 Indian troops had invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan of the subcontinent and against the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

While there is already complete shutdown as silent protest against India’s illegal action on 5th August, restrictions have been further imposed to prevent a march towards Lal Chowk, Srinagar, today. Call for the march was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Gilani. Indian forces have been deployed in every nook and corner of Srinagar and adjoining areas.

“We urge people of Kashmir to peacefully march towards Lal Chowk and hold a sit-in protest to show the entire world that our resistance does not need means of telecommunication for survival. We are committed to resist illegal occupation, which has bulldozed our basic and fundamental rights,” the statement said.

Besides occupied Kashmir, protest rallies will be held in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan and world capitals to denounce India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The observance of the Black Day, this year, is also aimed at drawing attention of the international community towards the sufferings of the people of occupied Kashmir due to the continued military lockdown imposed by India in the territory since 5th August.

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