Indian Republic Day to be observed as Black Day on Thursday


SRINAGAR: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference, while reiterating the call for observance Indian Republic Day as Black Day on Thursday has appealed to the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and abroad to take out rallies and protest demonstrations on Thursday.
Posters have appeared in the Kashmir valley appealing people to observe Black Day and complete shutdown on Thursday.

A curfew-like situation prevails in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir as troops have unleashed a reign of terror and harassment ahead of India’s so-called Republic Day celebrations on Thursday.Frisking and random searches by the occupation troops can be witnessed across the occupied territory. Every year, the people of the occupied territory observe complete shutdown on January 26 to mark the India’s Republic Day as Black Day.

APHC leaders Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Fareda Behanji, Dr Musaib and Abdul Samad Inqilabi in their statements in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Handwara and Kupwara on the eve of their martyrdom anniversaries.
On the other hand, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talking to media persons at Samba in Jammu said that abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution is a serious issue.

Lamenting continued suspension of democratic activities in the occupied territory, he said that Bharatiya Janata Party has imposed an undeclared emergency in India and IIOJK.