Mirwaiz urges Kashmiris to observe protest day
ISLAMABAD: Illegally detained Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday appealed the people to observe Indian Republic Day on January 26 as a Protest Day against the usurpation of all political, religious and social rights of the Kashmiris by India.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, said India celebrates its Republic Day on January 26 every year despite being involved in violation of all democratic and human values in the occupied territory, which should be a matter of concern for the international community, Kashmir Media Service reported.
He said that New Delhi had stepped up rights violations in Kashmir particularly after August 5, last year.
He said the Kashmiri people had no option but to hold peaceful protests to express their anger against the Indian repression.
The Jammu and Kashmir Youth Forum in a statement in Srinagar asked people to observe India’s Republic Day as Black Day to convey the message to the world that they reject India’s illegal occupation of their soil.
The Youth Forum urged US President, Donald Trump, to put pressure on India to resolve the Kashmir dispute for ensuring durable peace in the region.