Kashmiris observing India’s Independence Day as Black Day today

15 Aug, 2018 2:31 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world are observing India’s Independence Day as Black Day today.

The Black Day marks by a complete strike in the occupied territory, call for which has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The purpose of the observance of the day is to convey a message to the international community that New Delhi has usurped their inalienable right to self-determination by dint of force.

Indian authorities have adopted strict measures in the name of security in all parts of central, south, and north Kashmir to stop the Kashmiris from staging anti-India demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik from his residence in Srinagar, Wednesday, and lodged him at Kothibagh Police Station.

Other Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Bilal Siddiqi, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Zafar Akbar Butt and Ghulam Nabi Waseem have been placed under house arrest or in custody.

The actions are aimed at preventing the leaders from leading anti-India protests.

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