Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Republic Day, today, as Black Day in protest against India's continued denial of their right to self-determination, reported Radio Pakistan.

The day will be marked with a complete strike in Held Kashmir and anti-India demonstrations and rallies in world capitals. 

The Joint Resistance Leadership, in a statement issued in Srinagar, has urged people to hold peaceful demonstrations and rallies across the length and breadth of the territory after Friday prayers.

On the other hand, the Indian authorities have put the entire occupied Kashmir under siege to ensure smooth conduct of Republic Day.

Meanwhile, protest rallies and demonstrations will be held across Azad Kashmir to highlight brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied valley.