Indian republic day is marked as Black day by Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir and all over the world. YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir) organized a public protest in Islamabad at the intersection of Islamabad Highway & Blue Area, to highlight the atrocities of Indian occupied forces in Kashmir.
Constitution of India came into force on 26th January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act 1935, a day to remind people that there still is a lawless place under Indian occupation.
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 enter into serious peace talks with Pakistan and Kashmiris to resolve Kashmir conflict in accordance with the UNSC resolutions.
A large number of Kashmiri and Pakistani youth, political parties’ representatives, 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.
YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir) is a non-partisan, international non-governmental organization, working for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir Conflict in accordance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.