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Kashmiris observing Indian Republican Day as ‘Black Day’ today

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world are observing Indian Republican Day on Friday as ‘Black Day’ in a protest against usurping of their right to self -determination.

The day will be marked with a complete strike in Occupied Kashmir and anti-India demonstrations and rallies in world capitals, reported Radio Pakistan.

The aim of observing Black Day is to  convey a message to international community that India has usurped Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination by the dint of force.

In a statement, the joint resistance leadership has urged people to hold peaceful demonstrations and rallies across the length and breadth of the territory after Friday prayers.

Indian authorities have imposed restrictions on public gatherings in the region to ensure smooth conduct of Republic Day.

Albeit, the officials stated that these restrictions have been imposed to maintain law and order situation on the republican day but political analysts view restrictions as an attempt to prevent Kashmiris demonstrating their anger against Indian authorities for ongoing state brutalities.

Meanwhile, protest rallies and demonstrations will also be held across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to highlight Indian state crimes in the occupied valley.



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