Nation renews pledge of unflinching support for Kashmiris' right to self-determination.


ISLAMABAD -- Nation on Sunday marked October 27 as 'Black Day' in a befitting manner, expressing absolute solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ and K) and renewing the pledge of consistent support for Kashmiris' right to self-determination as per the UNSC adopted resolutions.

The day dawned with special prayers at Mosques for ending the prolonged sufferings of Kashmiris, who are facing illegal Indian occupation for the last 72 years and heightened oppression and curfew since August 5.

On October 27, 1947, the miseries of Kashmiri people commenced with the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir, which increased manifold after India revoked Articles 370 and 35-A of its Constitution on August 5, suspending the special status of Occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan has been holding regular protests and solidarity activities since India clamped the curfew in occupied valley, continuing for the last 12 weeks, which made the lives of Kashmiris miserable.

For the 'Black Day,' the government had made a comprehensive plan to arrange different activities across the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan and its Missions abroad to highlight brutalities and massive human rights violations, being committed by the Indian troops to suppress the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris, who wanted their legitimate right to self-determination in line with the resolutions, adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

A detailed briefing was given to all Foreign Missions stationed in Islamabad on the latest situation in IoJ and K. Pakistan's Diplomatic Missions abroad organized receptions for Pakistanis and Kashmiris, held rallies and processions, arranged photo exhibitions displaying Indian atrocities and the prolonged curfew.

President Dr Arif Alvi, in a message, reaffirmed Pakistan's unflinching moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir with the solemn pledge that it would continue till the realization of their legitimate right to self-determination.

He said on this day (Oct 27), seventy-two years ago, Indian security forces landed in Srinagar to occupy, oppress and terrorize the innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir in a blatant violation of international law and morality. 'Today, we pay homage to the martyrs for the cause of Kashmir and honour all those who have suffered at the hands of Indian occupying forces,' he added.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the ongoing...

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