Kashmiris and Pakistanis all over the world will observe Black Day on October 27 to condemn illegal landing of Indian occupying forces in Jammu and Kashmir. It was on this day in 1947 that Indian forces invaded Kashmir in violation of the partition plan of the subcontinent.
Kashmiris observe Black Day every year to renew their pledge that they will continue their unprecedented peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination. The Day will be observed with the zest and zeal. Pakistanis also observe Black Day to reiterate their support to Kashmiri people in their struggle for the right of sel-determination accepted by the United Nations resolutions.
Kashmiris living on both the sides of the Line of Control have chalked out special programs and protest rallies to condemn Indian atrocities against the innocent people in the occupied Kashmir. Pakistanis and Kashmiris living abroad have also planned to hold several functions in various countries to draw the world attention towards the plight of Kashmiris in the occupied Kashmir.
Demonstrations and protest rallies have been planned in different parts of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan on Black Day.
Political, Social and Educational Institutions will arrange different functions including seminars, debates, declamation contests and quiz competitions to mark the day. Attention of the world community will be drawn towards the long-standing Kashmir dispute for its durable solution and stopping the atrocities of Indian forces against innocent Kashmiri people.
People through demonstrations will urge the UN and international community to take steps for the implementation of the Security Council’s resolutions on Kashmir. It may be recalled that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his address to the UN General Assembly last month had forcefully highlighted the Kashmir issue and stressed the need for its early resolution to ensure peace in the region.
(Released on Oct.23 by Pakistan High Commission)