Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing Black Day today to convey to the international community that they reject Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
It was on this day in 1947 when Indian troops landed in Srinagar and forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir in total disregard to the partition plan of the subcontinent and against the aspirations of the Kashmiris.
Complete shutdown is being observed in the occupied Kashmir on the call given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and others Hurriyat leaders.
In Germany‚ a seminar was organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin to mark the Kashmir Black Day.
Speaking on the occasion‚ Pakistan Ambassador to Germany Mr. Abdul Basit said the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir should be resolved according to the resolutions of United Nations permanently for viable and lasting peace in South Asia.
A representative of Amnesty International‚ Dr. Michael Gottlob‚ gave a vivid account of human rights violations and the atrocities being committed by Indian army and other law enforcing agencies in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
He condemned the Kashmir-specific draconian laws and demanded their repeal immediately.
President of the Institute for Cultural Democracy‚ Dr. Mark Donfried‚ highlighted the grisly human rights situation in Indian-held Kashmir.