By News Desk
ISLAMABAD—Indian republic day is marked as Black day by Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir and all over the world. Activists of YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir) come forward and organized a symbolic roadside vigil at D-Chowk Islamabad to highlight that India is enjoying freedom but at the same time occupying Kashmir.
New Delhi has a proven track record of avoiding the resolution of Kashmir in the hope of annexing the territory permanently. In seven decades, India has failed to achieve this objective. So, the only alternative for India is to respect the call of UN Human Rights Council for the international investigations in Kashmir that led to the implementation on UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.
A large number of Kashmiri and Pakistani youth, student unions and civil society members were present, holding placards and banners, demanding freedom for Kashmir and chanted slogans against the illegal occupation of India on Kashmir.
Speakers expressed that, India’s army is involved in extra-judicial killings, illegal detentions and the highest number of cases of rapes and sexual harassment in the world. India has no moral ground to call itself a democracy, while it snatches the basic rights of Kashmiris.
YFK calls on India to stop state repression in Kashmir, withdraw the army, stop harassing pro-freedom activists and start creating an environment conducive to the eventual implementation of UN-supervised plebiscite to determine the future of the territory.