APHC urges Kashmiris to observe India’s Independence Day as Black Day


Srinagar: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has appealed to the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to observe India’s Independence Day on August 15 as a Black Day to convey the message to the international community that New Delhi continues to deny them their inalienable right to self-determination.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of the territory would observe complete shutdown and civil curfew on August 15 to express their resentment against Indian illegal occupation of their homeland. It said that the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiris living in Pakistan and across the world would hold protest demonstrations to draw the attention of the international community towards the Indian brutalities in IIOJK.

The APHC maintained that India had no legal or moral justification to observe its Independence Day in Jammu and Kashmir as it had occupied the territory against the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. It appealed to the international community to fulfill its promises of resolving the Kashmir dispute by granting the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.