ISLAMABAD: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, today, held a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day.
The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-India slogans. They raised high-pitched slogans against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
The Hurriyat leaders addressing the protest demonstration said that India had no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as it had occupied it through military might and against the will of the Kashmiris people.
They denounced the Modi-led Indian government for scrapping the special status of Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories on August 5, last year. They said that since then India had imposed military siege and curbs on media and turned the territory into a military garrison.
The leaders said that the purpose of repeal of Kashmir’s special status was to change its demography by settling non Kashmiris in the territory. They said that Kashmiris had pledged to foil all Indian tactics and conspiracies and would render every kind of sacrifice to get rid of Indian bondages.
The Hurriyat leaders said that the Indian moves had converted the entire Jammu and Kashmir into a big prison. They said that the authorities had arrested Hurriyat leaders and activists and sent them to jails of India and the territory. They said that India had applied every tactic to weaken freedom sentiment of Kashmiris but would never succeed in their nefarious designs.
They also demanded of the United Nations and the international community to play role in stooping Kashmiris genocide and put pressure on India to give up its military policy in occupied Kashmir and settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to UN Kashmir resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people.