Kashmiris observe Indian Republic Day as Black Day
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed Indian Republic Day, on Thursday, 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 Hurriyat leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, 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.
Indian authorities have put the entire Valley, especially Srinagar and Jammu, under siege by deploying thousands of Indian troops and police personnel.