Month of January brought deaths, destruction

Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed India’s Republic Day, the 26th January, as Black Day, today, to impress upon the world to take notice of India’s continued denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people.

Call for the observance of the Black Day was given by the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Hilal Ahmad War and Mir Shahid Saleem. This year, the observance of the Black Day is also aimed at registering protest against the continued military siege and lockdown of occupied Kashmir, which entered 175th day, today. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, today, held a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day.

The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-India slogans. They raised high-pitched slogans against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The Hurriyat leaders addressing the protest demonstration said that India had no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as it had occupied it through military might and against the will of the Kashmiris people. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India’s claims about being the world’s largest democracy stand exposed to the entire world.

“India is neither a democratic nor secular state where minorities and non-Hindu people are being denied their right to live,” he added.

In a message released to the media on the eve of India’s so-called Republic Day on Sunday, the AJK president said the freedom loving people across the world particularly the people of Pakistan and Kashmir were observing black day to expose India’s hegemonic and fanatic designs, particularly the oppressive face of the Indian government, ruling Bharatia Janata Party, and its ally RSS. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): The Republican Day of India has degenerated into a farce because of the regime’s persistently flouting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and treatment with the minorities especially the Muslim community, observed Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League in a statement. »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the month of January, particularly its last decade, in which India celebrates its Republic Day has always brought deaths and destruction to the people of the territory over the past 30 years.

The notorious Kapwara massacre was carried out by the occupational Indian army in the same month, on January 27, 1994, when 27 innocent Kashmiris were martyred in indiscriminate firing by the troops in the town.

The detail of the tragedy is, on January 27, 1994, the troops opened fire on shopkeepers, customers and passers-by in Kupwara town. As many as 27 innocent Kashmiris were martyred in the indiscriminate firing by the troops. »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): Indian Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps Commander, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon has been awarded the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal on the occasion of Republic Day for killing innocent Kashmiris, especially in the backdrop of the abrogation of Article 370 in the Kashmir valley.

A senior army official at the Chinar Corps in Srinagar said, his tenure saw a number of Kashmiri youth getting ‘neutralised’ and the Hurriyat leadership “was specifically targeted to bring peace to the Valley.” »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have said that India in October 1947 occupied Kashmir against the will of the Kashmiris; therefore, it should not celebrate its Republic Day in the territory.

APHC leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement Chairman, Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar said that since 1947 India had been treating Kashmir as its colony and Kashmiri people its slaves who had no human rights. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): Hurriyat leaders have said that India has no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as its forces on daily basis are killing Kashmiris and destroying residential houses.

Leader of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Altaf Ahmad Butt in a statement in Islamabad appealed to the Kashmiris people to observe Indian Republic Day as Black Day and boycott all Indian official celebrations.

He said, India claims to be a large democracy but virtually stands exposed in occupied Kashmir and as it is trampling all fundamental rights of the people. He also condemned the Indian troops’ brutal cordon and search operations. »

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Curfew-like restrictions add miseries to besieged people

Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Republic Day, today, as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

Call for the observance of the Black Day has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum. The day is marked with a complete strike in occupied Kashmir and anti-India demonstrations and rallies in world capitals.

This year, the observance of the Black Day is also aimed at registering protest against the continued lockdown of occupied Kashmir imposed by India for the past almost six months since August 5, last year. »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of People’s Political Party (PPP) and senior Hurriyat leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, has said that the Kashmiri people are observing India’s Republic Day as ‘Black Day’, today, to remind the Indian leadership and the world community that the presence of Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir is illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional and in clear violation of International Law.

Hilal Ahmad War in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Indian troops are also present in the occupied territory in violation of the UN Charter as well as the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council.

“Therefore, by no law all over the world or morals can India justify the presence of her troops in Jammu and Kashmir be justified,” he added. »

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