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Kashmiris to observe Black Day tomorrow

Srinagar, August 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Indian Independence Day, tomorrow, as Black Day marked by complete strike in occupied Kashmir and protest rallies in the world capitals.

Call for the strike has been given by the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and other pro-liberation leaders to convey the message to India that it had no moral justification to observe its Independence Day in Jammu and Kashmir as it had usurped all fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.

On the other hand, the entire occupied territory has been turned into a military garrison ahead of the Indian Independence Day. Large numbers of Indian troops and police personnel are patrolling roads and streets, causing inconvenience to the people. Sharp shooters have been deployed in strength in all sensitive areas and vital installations in Srinagar. Strict checking of vehicles and pedestrians is being carried out in all major towns.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Zafar Akbar Butt in their statements urged the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, to play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute as per the Kashmiris’ aspirations in line with the relevant UN resolutions.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah, telephonically addressing various functions in Pakistan, while Hurriyet leaders, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, in their statements felicitated the people and government of Pakistan on the occasion of their Independence Day, today. APHC leader, Yasmeen Raja, chairing a meeting of her party in Srinagar appreciated Pakistan for extending continued political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause.

The APHC-AJK chapter at a prayer meeting presided over by its Convener, Syed Yousuf Naseem, in Islamabad, today, prayed for the integrity, solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Keran area of Kupwara, today. A Kashmiri truck driver and a conductor were injured after they were attacked by Hindu rioters in Samba district.

Complete shutdown was observed for the third consecutive day, today, in Pulwama and Shopian against the illegal detention of youth by Indian police. The authorities continued to impose curfew restrictions in Kishtwar, Rajouri, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur and Doda districts of Jammu region for the sixth consecutive day, today.

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Kashmir Media Service
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Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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