As India celebrates its Republic Day , the Kashmiri people residing in Sialkot region observed it as black day due to Indian army’s illegal and brutal occupation in Held Kashmir.

The Kashmiri people were wearing black arm bandages during the protest meetings held at Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Bajwat, Pasrur, Badiana, Chawinda and surrounding areas. Dr Zahid Ghani Dar, the convener of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, said the sacrifices of thousands of innocent Kashmiri martyrs would become fruitful, as the sun of freedom of the Held valley from Indian yoke will rise soon.

He said that the Kashmiri people in Pakistan were united for the Kashmir cause, adding that India had unleashed worst brutalities to continue its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Kashmiris rejected India’s illegal occupation of their motherland. He said that the Kashmiri people had appealed the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.

He said that peace could never be promoted in South Asia without solving the prolonged delayed burning issue of Held Kashmir. He termed Kashmir the key to peace. He urged the Pakistan government to adopt a solid policy regarding the Kashmir dispute with India. They strongly criticised the imposition of curfew in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, terming it violation of human rights by the occupant Indian Army.

Dr Zahid Ghani Dar added the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri people would soon become fruitful in shape of freedom. He added that the Kashmir issue has reached near its solution as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

He said that the freedom is the basic right to the people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and none could deny the fact. He urged the world community to use its complete influence to globally pressure India for halting the human rights violations, custodial killings and genocide of the oppressed people by the occupant Indian Army.

Meanwhile, the local Kashmiri leaders expressed complete solidarity with the innocent and oppressed people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. They said that peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute has now become vital for ensuring sustainable peace in the Indo-Pak Subcontinent. They expressed grave concern over the rising human rights violations in the held valley. They said that these nasty practices were enough to shake the conscience of the international community.