Muzaffarabad, August 15 (KMS): A massive anti-India protest rally was held in Muzaffarabad to mark India’s Independence Day, today, as Black Day.
The rally was led by Member of AJK Legislative Assembly Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, Chairman Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, Vice Chairman International Forum for Justice Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Director Kashmir Liberation Cell Raja Sajjad Khan, Shaukat Javed Mir, Javed Ahmad Mughal, Bilal Ahmad Farooqi, Iqbal Yaseen, Chaudhry Muhammad Qasim, Abdul Rauf Tantray, Hamza Shaheen, Chaudhry Ferozuddin and Usman Ali Hashim.
Participants of the demonstration chanted slogans against India and in favour of Kashmir’s freedom from India. They also burnt tyres on road against the Indian oppression in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the silence maintained by the international community over it. They urged the United Nations to fulfill its promises of granting the Kashmiri people will continue their struggle till they are given their right to self-determination.
Addressing the protesters, the speakers said India knows that Jammu and Kashmir can never be a part of it. They asked that how India can celebrate Independence Day by depriving millions of people of IIOJK of their freedom as well as political, social, religious and human rights.
The speakers maintained that millions of Kashmiris are under Indian Army siege on the so-called Independence Day of India. They said that the people of IIOJK never accepted India’s military occupation of their homeland and they are bravely facing its state terrorism.
The speakers further said that the Kashmiri people call upon the United Nations Security Council to force New Delhi to reverse its illegal actions August 5, 2019 and hold a free, fair and impartial referendum in Jammu and Kashmir to allow the Kashmiris decide their fate by themselves.
Another rally was also organized by Tehreek-e-Istiqlal Youth Wing in Muzaffarabad. The participants of the rally led by vice Chairman Muneer Konshi and Deputy General Secretary Khyam Muneer Awan raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.