Kashmiris protest against Pakistan in occupied-J&K

at 9:47 pm
'Black Day' observed in PoJK against Pakistani invasion

Muzaffarabadd (PoK): Thousands of people of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) today took to streets and staged protests to mark the ‘Black Day’ on the occasion of the anniversary of Pakistani invasion of Jammu and Kashmir.

It was on this day in 1947 that Pakistani forces and irregular tribals raided Jammu and Kashmir with an aim of annexing it by force. The aggression by Pakistan resulted in a war between India and Pakistan but the then state got divided, with Islamabad occupying parts of it.

The protestors, under the banner of a prominent party ‘National Equality Party – Jammu Kashmir Gilgit Baltistan’ (NEPJKGBL), highlighted the atrocities being committed by the Pakistani regime and vowed to continue their struggle for liberation of PoJK from Pakistan.

The protests, including marches and candlelight vigil, were carried out in capital Muzaffarabad and a number of other parts of PoJK.

“October 22 is the darkest day in history of Jammu and Kashmir. On 22 Oct 1947 Pakistan invaded the J&K & killed thousands of innocent civilians including elderly, children & women. Girls abducted to be sold in Pakistani markets. Pakistani atrocities continue so does our resistance,” said NEPJKGBL Chairman Prof Sajjad Raja.

“74 years of Pakistani occupation & denial of basic human, political, economic & constitutional right. Pakistan continues the occupation, oppression & plundering natural resources of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

The Kashmiri leader urged the international community to “rescue us” from the clutches of Pakistan.

At the protests, the participants chanted slogans against Pakistan and highlighted how atrocities are being committed against the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The NEPJKGBL activists also held a candlelight vigil at Neelum Bridge to pay tributes to the innocent civilian martyrs of Pakistani invasion of October 22, 1947 in Jammu and Kashmir. The protesters declared on oath to continue struggle against Pakistani occupation.