Islamabad, 27 October 2023 (TDI): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Kashmir Black Day today to convey to the world that India had occupied their motherland illegally on October 27, 1947.

It was on October 27, 1947, when Indian troops in total violation of the spirit of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent had militarily invaded Jammu and Kashmir and illegally occupied it against the will of the Kashmiri people.

A complete shutdown will mark the day in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

People across the country, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and around the world, will hold protest marches, rallies, and seminars to condemn the invasion of the Indian Army on October 27, 1947.

They will also protest the revocation of the special status of occupied Kashmir by the Modi-led fascist government on August 5, 2019.

Prime Minister message on Kashmir Black Day

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has urged the international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for its excesses in the occupied Kashmir.

In his message, he said an intensified campaign to ‘Indianism’ Kashmir and transform Kashmiris into a disempowered community in their own land has been in full swing since 5 August 2019.

The Indian Occupation has taken a number of steps to realize these nefarious designs.

These include gerrymandering of the electoral constituencies, addition of non-Kashmiris to voter rolls, issuance of domicile certificates to outsiders, and introduction of new laws on ownership of land and property.

Moreover, he said that these undemocratic and illegal measures are in direct contravention of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Thousands of innocent Kashmiri men, women and children have lost their lives at the hands of Indian brutality during the last three decades.

The Indian Government must reverse the unilateral and illegal actions of 5th August 2019; stop its egregious human rights violations in IIOJK; and implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Message from President of Pakistan on Kashmir Black Day

Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan pay homage to the exemplary courage of the Kashmiris in their continued fight for the right to self-determination while simultaneously resisting the excesses being committed by the Indian forces.

The efforts to effect a demographic change and perpetuate the Indian occupation of the disputed territory aim to undermine the Kashmiri people’s democratic right to decide their own future.

However, the ongoing human rights violations cannot dampen the Kashmiris’ just struggle.

The international community and media should highlight the plight of these defenseless people and hold India accountable for its brutalities and human rights violations in IIOJK.

Pakistan has underscored at a number of occasions that peace and stability in South Asia remain contingent upon peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiris.

He also added that India must realize that it cannot suppress the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris by the use of force.

Pakistan has shown its steadfast support and solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri brothers and sisters since the beginning of Indian Occupation in 1947.

Foreign Minister message on Kashmir Black Day

27th October marks the beginning of a dark chapter in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. On this day, seventy-six years ago, the Indian forces landed in Srinagar to occupy this territory.

Foreign Minister avail this opportunity to pay homage to the martyrs for the Kashmir Cause and victims of the Indian brutalities.

Indian has failed to subjugate the Kashmiri people because of their selfless sacrifices.

In the last seven decades and a half, successive generations of Kashmiris have waited for the United Nations to deliver on its commitments.

He also said that the international community must urge India to stop the ongoing human rights violations in IIOJK; reverse the unilateral and illegal actions of 5 August 2019; and implement the UN Security Council Resolutions.

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For its part, Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.

It will continue to extend its full political, moral and diplomatic support to their just struggle.