SIALKOT - Kashmiri people residing in Sialkot region observed black day on India’s Republic Day and condemned Indian army's illegal occupation of the valley. The protesting Kashmiri people wore the black arm bandages and held separate meetings.

Addressing the meetings during the light rainy weather at Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur and surrounding areas, the local Kashmiri leaders including Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Dr Zahid Ghani Dar said the sacrifices of thousands of innocent Kashmiri martyrs would become fruitful soon.

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

He said that the 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.

He strongly criticised the imposition of curfew in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, terming it large-scale violation of human rights by the army.

He added the sacrifices of the hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri people would soon become fruitful in the shape of their freedom from Indian yoke as the Kashmir Issue has reached near its amicable solution as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He said that the sun of freedom would rise soon.

He said that freedom is the basic right of the people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and nobody could deny the fact. He urged the world community to use its complete influence to globally pressurise India for halting the human rights violations, custodial killings and genocide of the oppressed people.

Meanwhile, the Kashmiri leaders expressed complete solidarity with the innocent and oppressed people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. They said that early solution to the Kashmir dispute has now become vital for ensuring sustainable peace in the Subcontinent. The prolonged delayed dispute has now become a flash point between the two nuclear neighbours, they said.

They said that these nasty practices were enough to shake the conscience of the international community.