ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The entire nation is observing Kashmir Black Day today (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 a blatant violation of the essence of the partition plan of the Subcontinent and against the aspirations of the 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.
Today again the entire Pakistani nation along with Kashmiris from across the globe is observing Kashmir Black Day in a befitting manner to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
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 have also been displayed at prominent roads and places to mark Kashmir Black Day in an appropriate manner.
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, 2019, suspending the Special Status of Occupied Kashmir.
Along with it, the Indian government also imposed an indefinite curfew in Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, in the besieged valley, normal life remains badly hit due to restrictions and gag on the internet and cellular services while shops and business establishments also remain closed and traffic is off the roads.