SIALKOT-The Kashmir people residing in Sialkot region observed black day as a protest against the 70-year Indian occupation of the Kashmir valley and rising atrocities of the Kashmiri people.

The people wore the black arm bandages and strongly condemned the Indian invasion in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. They said that October 27 is the blackest day in the history of Kashmir as the Indian Army had invaded Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on the day 70 years ago.

Addressing the protest meetings at Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Bajwat, Pasrur, Badiana, Chawinda and surrounding areas, speakers said the sacrifices of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs would become fruitful soon.

They said that peace could never be ensured in South Asia without solving the burning issue of Held Kashmir. They termed Kashmir the key to peace. They 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. They terming it large-scale violation of human rights by the occupant Indian Army.

They added the sacrifices of the hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri people would soon become fruitful in the shape of freedom from Indian yoke. They said that the sun of freedom of Kashmir will rise soon.

They expressed complete solidarity with the people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, and said that early peaceful solution to Kashmir dispute has now become vital for ensuring sustainable peace in Subcontinent. The prolonged delayed Kashmir dispute has already become a flash point between the two nuclear neighbours, they said and expressed grave concern over the rising human rights violations, custodial killings and genocide of the innocent Kashmiri people by the Occupant Indian Army in the Held Valley. They said that these nasty practices were enough to shake the conscience of the international community.

The speakers included Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Dr Shakeel Thakur of, Arif Mehmood Sheikh, Arshad Mehmood Baggu, Mian Masud Fareed and Sheukh Attiqur Rehman.

Addressing a meeting of the Kashmiri people held on the black day, Convener Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Dr Zahid Ghani Dar said that the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri people would soon become fruitful.

He expressed complete solidarity with the innocent and oppressed people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. He also expressed grave concern over rising human rights violations, custodial killings and genocide of the innocent Kashmiri people by the Occupant Indian Army in the Held Valley.