People across Azad Jammu & Kashmir observed Sunday as black against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Srinagar, Held Kashmir.

The call for the protest at both sides of the LoC was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and the AJK government to apprise the world of the Kashmiris' hatred against New Delhi and the illegal occupation of bulk part of the Jammu & Kashmir state by India at the might of her military power.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life including social and political workers, members of the business community, lawyers, journalists, employees of government and non-government organisations, students, teachers, human rights activists thronged the streets to join the protest rally.

Addressing the protest rally on the district court premises, speakers condemned the continued forcible occupation of Kashmir by India at the might of her 0.8 million military and paramilitary troops.

The speakers included Chairman National Events Organizing Committee Ch Amjad Iqbal, Muslim Conference leader Shakoor Mughal, historian and analyst KD Chaudhry, AJKCCI Sr. Vice President Raja Khalid Mahmood, Zia Minhas.

They continued that the people of Jammu & Kashmir made massive sacrifices for the sacred cause and will continue the same spirit with high moral till their freedom struggle reached its logical end.

They condemned the massive human rights abuses by the Indian occupying forces in Held Kashmir. They urged India to immediately withdraw its troops from occupied Kashmir to pave the way for holding of plebiscite in the state under the auspices of the United Nations for settlement of Kashmir dispute.

"It is the long cherished demand of the Kashmiris that they should be granted their birth right to decide about their future under the spirit of the internationally-acknowledged U.N resolutions," they added.

They reposed full trust and confidence in the Kashmir policy of Pakistani government. They said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had strongly and unequivocally raised Pakistan's just and principled stance on Kashmir issue during his recent visit to the United States and address to the UN General Assembly seeking early peaceful solution to the Kashmir problem.

"People of Jammu & Kashmir are highly thankful to the people and the government of Pakistan for the continuation of their unequivocal moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmir struggle," they said.

The protest rallies against Modi's visit to Srinagar were also held in all other small and major towns including Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Bagh, Bhimbher, Rawalakot, Neelam Valley, Haveili, Hattiyan and Sudhanoti districts as well tehsil headquarters.