‘Black Day’ observed in PoK to mark Kashmir's invasion by Pakistan

Updated:3 weeks, 4 days ago IST

Kotli/ Rawalkot (PoK)/ Rawalpindi (Pakistan), Oct 22 (ANI): Protests, candle light vigils and seminars across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Gilgit-Baltistan and other parts of Pakistan are being held today to mark October 22 as 'Black Day'. It was on this day in 1947 that the Pakistan Army, disguised as tribal raiders, invaded the undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir. Protests were reported from several places in Muzaffarabad, Rawalakot, Kotli, Gilgit, Rawalpindi and other areas. People came out on the streets in large numbers to register their protest on the 71th anniversary of the Invasion Day by Pakistani Tribal invaders. In Rawalpindi, the Jammu Kashmir Awami Workers Party (JKAWP) organised a protest rally outside the Press Club to demand an end to Pakistan's forceful occupation of Kashmir. They claimed Islamabad was exploiting the resources of Kashmir for the benefit of Pakistan by building dams on the Neelum-Jhelum Rivers. Nisar Shah, Chairman of JKAWP, said it was Pakistan which violated the agreement and forcefully occupied Jammu and Kashmir on October 22, 1947.

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