Black Day will be observed in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival on Thursday.
According to details, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has announced to observe Black Day on February 25, on the same day Indian PM has decided to pay a visit to the valley for the first time since his government abrogated Article 370 and imposed a curfew and communication blackout in Kashmir.
The spokesperson of APHC has termed Modi’s visit as rubbing salt to the wounds of Kashmiris. He urged United Nations (UN) to take action against India for changing demographics of IOK in a bid to change Muslim majority into minority.
India on August 05, 2019 in a unilateral move abrogated Articles 370 and 35A granting special status to occupied Kashmir. The move was followed by imposition of curfew and communication blackout in the valley still intact after one and half year.
On October 31, 2019 India formally divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir in to two new federally-administered territories as per the constitutional changes approved by the Indian parliament on August 5.
According to the new arrangement, the occupied Kashmir is divided into two union territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which borders China. The two new union territories are now ruled directly from the capital Delhi. As per Indian constitution, union territories have far less autonomy from the federal government than states do.
Pakistan has, ever since, been raising its voice against Indian atrocities and gross human rights violations in Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan also, in his historic speech at UNGA session last year, also highlighted how India has illegally imposed curfew and lockdown in the valley. He also warned the world that the worst humanitarian crisis could unfold in Kashmir followed by a possibility of war between the two nuclear states.
Even the international media, on several occasions, has highlighted the deteriorating situation in Kashmir resulting from the persistent curfew and lockdown.