Srinagar, October 27, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have described 27th October 1947 as the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. It was on October 27 in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent and against the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar said that on this day in 1947 Indian army illegally landed in Kashmir and took its control forcibly. He said right from the day, India has been treating Kashmir as its colony and Kashmiri people its slaves who have no human rights.
He said the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, went to the United Nations and pledged to hold a referendum and provide people of Kashmir a chance to determine their future. He said Indian leaders repeated the pledge in Indian Parliament and even at Lal Chowk in Srinagar in front of thousands of Kashmiris but after the passage of seven decades the commitment remained fulfilled.
He said, “Indian forces on daily basis are killing Kashmiris and destroying residential houses and the international community has become a mute spectator.” Hurriyat leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, addressing a public gathering at Kokernag in Islamabad district said that on October 27, 1947 India invaded Kashmir and forcibly occupied it. He urged the international human rights bodies to use their good offices and help stop the ongoing bloodshed in the territory.
The Illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, and the patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Farida Bahenji in their statements in Srinagar said Kashmiris throughout the world are observing October 27 as black day. She deplored that India had been denying the people of Kashmir their birth right to self-determination since 1947.
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