Indian atrocities in IOK to be highlighted on Oct 27: Barjees

ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (APP): Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir Wednesday said black day
would be observed on October 27 to make the world realize that
Kashmiris were being oppressed by Indian occupying forces.
Speaking at a press conference here, Barjees said rallies, meetings and seminars would be held to highlight significance of the day for Kashmiri people.
He said he along with Prime Minister Azad Kashmir would address a public meeting in Muzaffarabad on October 27.
Barjees informed that he held a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister who told his province would also observe the black day.
Kashmiris and people in Pakistan observe October 27 as a black day to protest against Indian aggression in 1947.
Barjees said since that day, Indian forces were in Kashmir and presently 800,000 of them were stationed there.
India forcibly occupied Kashmir in 1947 with the connivance of Lord Mountbatten and Nehru after the Radcliffe award, he recalled.
He said at that time, Muslim mujahideen started armed struggle and took over territory which presently comprises Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He said at the time of division of sub continent, fate of 562 states was decided and two states Junagarh and Hyderabad, which although were governed by Muslim rulers, became part of India as majority population of them was Hindu.
Seventy seven percent of population in Jammu and Kashmir was Muslim even then on October 27, 1947 India sent forces and unjustly occupied the region, he added.
India had denied Kashmiris their right to self determination while Pakistan’s stand was that Kashmir was a disputed territory and United Nations should hold a plebiscite to determine its future.
He said Pakistan had always stood with Kashmiris, expressed solidarity with their cause and continued to support their struggle for right to self determination.
To a question, he said Burhan Wani was martyred on July 8 and on July 16 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called a cabinet meeting and black day was observed on July 20 to protest against the Indian atrocities.
Dr Maleeha Lodhi was asked to present case of Kashmiris before
the international community and the Prime Minister sent 22 special envoys to world capitals to advocate the cause of Kashmiris, he mentioned.
He said Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed went to Geneva as special envoy and presented a dossier to United Nations about ongoing Indian oppression against Kashmiris.
Barjees told that in the recent uprising against the Indian occupation, 150 Kashmiris were martyred, 100 youth lost their eyesight with firing of pellet guns and 16,000 people were injured.
He said the international community was observing the whole situation in Kashmir and even Indian journalists and students in universities were raising voice against the Indian cruelties.
The minister said without resolution of Kashmir dispute, the division of India would remain an unfinished agenda.