MIRPUR (AJK) , (Pakistan Point news - 15th August, 2016): In Azad Jammu & Kashmir, people observed on Monday India's Independence Day as black day as a protest against illegal occupation of a large part of Jammu and Kashmir state by India and to register their deep concern over ruthless use of force against the innocent people of occupied Kashmir who are struggling for their right to self determination as promised to them by the United Nations and India.
The Indian independence day was marked with protest rallies in all small and major towns. Addressing these rallies speaker vehemently condemned the recent frequent unprovoked firing by the Indian troops on the line of control and the working boundary by the Indian army targeting civilian population at forward areas besides the positions of the front-line Pakistani troops. People from diverse segments of the civil society including social, political and other public representative organization attended the rallies held in the capital city of Muzaffarabad as well as all other nine district headquarters of Mirpur, Kotli, Bagh, Rawalakot, Bhimbher, Neelam valley, Hattiyan, Haveili, Sudhanoti and other small and major towns across AJK.
In Mirpur a protest rally was held at District Courts lawn to observe India's Independence day as black day. Speakers including chairman National Events Organizing Committee Ch. Amjad Iqbal, Sr. Vice Chairman Ch. Haq Nawaz, President Markazi Anjuman e Tajran Suhail Shujah Mujahid, Sr. Vice President AJKCCI Raja Khalid Mahmood, ex President Kashmir Press Club Mirpur and Secretary General NEOC Altaf Hamid Rao, JI AJK leader Qazi Tanveer Ahmed and others said that India also adopted the aggressive approach through such mean tactics of the violation of the Line of Control whenever the international community exert pressure on New Delhi to settle Kashmir issue through meaningful talks with Pakistan.
Speakers strongly condemned the ongoing massacre of innocent kashmiris in occupied Kashmir since past month. They underlined that over 75 innocent kashmiris have been martyred and over 200 injured by the Indian occupying forces in the curfew-clamped occupied kashmir valley during last 27 days for their "crime" of raising voice for liberation of the motherland from Indian yoke. Speakers called upon the international community including the major powers to take immediate notice of such hostile and aggressive designs of India in the region.
They called upon United Nations and the world community to ensure their practical role for getting Kashmir dispute resolved through peaceful means without further loss of time to protect South Asia from any destruction. They also urged upon the international community to take immediate notice of the repeated violations of the line of control and the working boundary by the Indian troops and ensure the safety of the region from impending threats through the early peaceful settlement of the Kashmir conflict in line with the wishes of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
In capital city of Muzaffarabad, people from all walks of life including social and political workers including APHC's activists, students and private and public sector employees associations merged into big public rally. The throng marched to the local headquarters of United Nations observers mission with a memorandum requesting and reminding them of their promises made to Kashmiris besides urging the world body for ensuring early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue.
The memorandum also called upon UN to take immediate notice of the worst kind of state terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The memorandum reminded the world forum that India being an aggressor in Kashmir, had no legal, moral and ethical right to celebrate her Independence, as she was occupying a large part of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, against the will of people since 1947, ignoring the partition plan of subcontinent and denying the UN Security Council's resolutions.
The people of Jammu and Kashmir requested to UN Observers, time and again through scores and hundreds of memorandums that the continuous flouting attitude of India against the authority of UN Security Council, (as determined in its resolutions for 13th August 1948 and 5th January 1949) to decide the future of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, through a plebiscite, it added. The memorandum said that Kashmir dispute had been a cause of confrontation between India and Pakistan who fought three wars on this account.
Indian armed forces killed thousands of children, women and other innocent people including journalists, business men etc. It demanded UN and International community to pressurize India to stop such killing immediately. It held that the people of Jammu and Kashmir through an indigenous armed struggle had made known to the world that they wanted freedom from Indian yoke and India through its ruthless measures has failed to crush their struggle.