Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that black day will be observed on October 27 in all cities and towns of AJ&K against illegal entry of the Indian troops in the occupied valley on the same day in 1947. He was talking to leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) during his visit to APHC office here on Thursday where he also discussed the latest situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Line of Control (LoC).
He said curfew and lockdown imposed by the occupying Indian forces in the occupied region has converted the entire Jammu and Kashmir into a prison and the people are facing unprecedented hardships. The Prime Minister added that statistics revealed that following 5th August curfew and lockdown, the valley witnessed two billion dollars loss to its economy.
He paid rich tributes to the martyrs and people who are determined for their right to self-determination and stood against Indian aggression like an iron wall. Raja Farooq Haider said overseas Kashmiris and Pakistanis are playing active role for the oppressed Kashmiri people. He said Indian extremist government is pursuing RSS ideology and wants to convert Muslim majority into minority. However, it will not succeed in its nefarious designs till life of last Kashmiri.
The Prime Minister said that India's negative conspiracies will not stop the Kashmiris to budge an inch from their just struggle-right to self determination. He said India put Syed Ali Gillani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Shah, Asia Andrabi and other leaders behind the bars and even pro Indian Kashmiri leadership was also detained.
Speaking on the occasion, Hurriyat leaders including Convener Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Abdullah Gillani and others expressed full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Farooq Haider and appreciated him for handling the Freedom March followed by a protest sit-in of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2019