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Pak calls Burhan Wani 'martyr', to observe July 19 as 'Black Day'

Updated: Jul 15, 2016 16:27 IST

Lahore, July 15 (ANI): On the call of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Federal Cabinet today decided that the country will observe July 19 as 'Black Day' against the Indian "barbarism in the Kashmir Valley."

The decision was made at a special Cabinet meeting preceded over by Prime Minister Sharif, who on Friday termed the movement of Kashmiris as a 'movement of freedom' in Lahore, reports the Radio Pakistan.

Prime Minister Sharif said that Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for "right to self-determination."

He added the "Indian brutalities" will give impetus to the freedom struggle, which even the seven hundred thousand Indian soldiers deployed in the Indian side of Kashmir could not suppress.

He went on to call the 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani as "martyr" of the independence movement.

Prime Minister Sharif said that Kashmiris will get their right to self-determination for which the whole Pakistani nation is standing behind them.

He also directed all the relevant departments to highlight " Indian atrocities" by armed forces in the valley at international fora.

The meeting also condemned the recent terrorist attacks in France, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Indonesia. (ANI)