Muzaffarabad, January 26 : India’s Republic Day was observed as Black Day in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and wherever Kashmiris live in the world with renewed pledge to continue the struggle for right to self-determination till its logical conclusion.
The day was observed near Line of Control in Azad Kashmir under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir. Hundreds of people carrying black flags and wearing black ribbons participated in the rally held at Chakoti, Muzaffarabad.
Effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Makand Nirvana and Bipin Rawat were set on flames. Protesters burnt tires to record their protest against Indian state repression in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
While addressing the protesters, Chairman of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Uzair Ahmad Ghazali said that India was not a democratic country but a system of terror, oppression and barbarism. Other speakers said that the Indian forces were destroying peace by shelling unarmed civilians on the ceasefire line.