Kashmiris across the world are observing Black Day as India steps into its 71st year of independence on Tuesday, August 15.
The purpose is to convey a message to the global community that India has expropriated Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination through use of force.
August 15 will be marked by a complete strike in Indian held Kashmir, call for which has been jointly given by the resistance leadership, comprising of Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, reports Radio Pakistan.
Meanwhile, protest rallies and demonstrations will be held throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir to mark India’s Independence Day as Black Day.
Black flags will be hoisted on buildings throughout Indian-held Kashmir. In Muzaffarabad, a big protest demonstration will be held at the Central Press club.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, leaders and representatives of various political, social and religious organisations will address civilians on this occasion.