ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The entire nation will observe Kashmir Black Day on Sunday (October 27) to mark the Indian invasion of the Valley in 1947, and also to reaffirm their resolve to stand by Kashmiris whose woes have now further worsened following the revocation of their Special Status by New Delhi.
It was October 27, 1947 when a day after the Kashmir ruler Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession with then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the Indian forces invaded Jammu and Kashmir.
It was blatant violation of the essence of partition plan of the Subcontinent and against the aspirations of Kashmiri people.
Therefore, the Kashmiris across the globe rebuffed the illegal Instrument of Accession, and announced to observe October 27 as Black Day every year.
Standing by the Kashmiris diplomatically, politically and morally, Pakistan also left no stone unturned to support their Kashmiri brethren on all fronts, and have also since then been observing Kashmir Black Day on October 27.
Tomorrow again the entire Pakistani nation along with Kashmiris from across the globe will observe Black Day in a befitting manner to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) October 26, 2019
Meanwhile, the government has chalked out a comprehensive programme to observe the day, highlighting brutalities and massive human rights violations, being committed by the Indian troops to suppress the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris.
Public gatherings, rallies, walks and protest demonstrations will be held at district and Tehsil level across the Country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Likewise, black banners, Panaflex, hoardings and streamers will also be displayed at prominent roads and places to mark Kashmir Black Day in an appropriate manner.
Notwithstanding political differences, the opposition parties including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has also announced to stage rallies and organize solidarity gatherings on Sunday in support of Kashmiris.
کل 27 اکتوبر کو پاکستان مسلم لیگ ن کے تمام کارکن قائد نواز شریف اور صدر شہباز شریف کی ہدایت کے مطابق کشمیر کے عوام سے یکجہتی کا بھرپور اظہار کرنے کے لئے ملک بھر میں ریلیز نکالیں اور اجتماعات منعقد کریں pic.twitter.com/GkbVQBZOXh
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) October 26, 2019
Though the sufferings of Kashmiri people commenced on October 27, 1947 with the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir but they increased manifold after New Delhi revoked Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution on August 5 this year, suspending the Special Status of Occupied Kashmir.
Along with it, the Indian government also imposed an indefinite curfew in Jammu and Kashmir which has entered 83rd consecutive day today. Therefore in the besieged valley, the normal life remains badly hit due to restrictions and gag on internet and cellular services while shops and business establishments also remain closed and traffic is off the roads.