Islamabad, October 27, 2017 (PPI-OT):Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders held demonstrations in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad and Lahore to mark October 27 as Black Day, today. On this day in 1947 Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it against the will of the Kashmiri people.
All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest demonstration outside the office of Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad, today, in connection with black day. The APHC leaders addressing the protest demonstration said that the killing of innocent people by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir was the worst type of state terrorism. They said that the people of Kashmir had been struggling for securing their right to self-determination for the past seven decades and had rendered unprecedented sacrifices for this purpose. The advisors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh chief ministers were also present on the occasion.
The AJK Prime Minister, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Bajees Tahir and other speakers at a function organized in Muzaffarabad by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Cell said that the Kashmiris would not rest till they achieved freedom from Indian subjugation. AJK ministers, Barrister Syed Iftikhar Ai Gilani, Noreen Arif, MLA, Mustafa Bashir Abbasi, Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, JI-AJK leader, Aqeelur Rahman, PPP leader, Shaukat Javaid, JUI’s Qazi Mehmud-ul-Hassan and others also addressed on the occasion.
A big protest rally was taken out from Shaheed Burhan Wani Chowk to the UN Observer Office in Muzaffarabad. The participants urged the United Nations to implement its resolutions on Kashmir and put pressure on India to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of the Kashmiri people. They also expressed concern over the increasing atrocities of Indian forces on the people of Kashmir.
Hurriyat-AJK leader, Engineer Mushtaq Mehmood, led an anti-India demonstration in Lahore. Addressing on the occasion, he and other speakers said that the UN and the world community had recognized Kashmir as a disputed territory and promised to give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination but despite the passage of 70 years the commitment was not fulfilled yet.
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