Kashmiris on both sides of the line of control and across the world will observe the Indian Independence Day, on Monday, as Black Day to convey the message to the international community that India had usurped their inalienable right to self-determination. The day will be marked by a complete strike in Occupied Kashmir, call for which has been jointly given by the chairman of all parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Meanwhile dozens of Kashmiri women including the chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Aasiya Andrabi, were injured when Indian armed forces fired teargas shells to quell a women march in south Kashmir’s Tral town. Raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans, the women protested on the streets carrying Pakistani flags. In another incident, at least a dozen people were injured in Malangpora area of Pulwama district after armed forces used force on participants of a rally. The rally was taken out as part of referendum march, call for which was jointly given by the Hurriyet leadership. On the other hand, several pro-Pakistan rallies were held in Kodwani and Batpora areas of Kulgam and Islamabad to commemorate the Pakistan Independence Day, today.
May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018