Srinagar: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing India’s Independence Day, today, as Black Day to convey message to the international community that India continues to illegally occupy their homeland.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Black Day is being marked by a complete strike in the occupied territory. The strike was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops, business establishments and schools are closed.
In the name of so-called security, the occupying forces have deployed Indian army, paramilitary and police personnel in all major cities and towns of the occupied territory to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations.
Authorities have also suspended mobile phone and Internet services in most parts of the occupied territory.