Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under illegal house arrest since the last one year in a statement said that Kashmiris will observe India’s independence day as black day to convey the message to the international community that New Delhi has usurped their inalienable right to self-determination by the dint of force.
The muscular move of August 5, 2019 regarding J&K by Government of India and its most brutal implementation is a most sordid chapter in the tragic saga of J&K . It’s been over one year of military seize with widespread imprisonments and harassment. Anti J&K people laws and ordinances are being thrust on the Kashmiris as reminders of aggression. Even observance of religious rights are barred .
APHC said that the unilateral and unlawful action to change the demographic character of J&K will not change the reality of the Kashmir dispute and this unilateral action is against international law, UN charter and the 4th Geneva Convention. This decision has only increased the resentment among the Kashmiris and will be protested despite oppression and repressive actions, the statement said.
APHC said that it has always advocated and stands for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the will and aspirations of the people of J&K.