Terming 27th October 1947 ‘unfortunate day’ for the freedom loving nations of the world and a black day for the people of Jammu Kashmir, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik Sunday said that the memories of the day still haunts Kashmir and its people.
A statement issued to KNS mentioned that Malik while appealing people to observe complete shut down and black out on Sunday 27th October 2013, alleged that on 27th October 1947, Indian authorities landed its troops in Kashmir and snatched our freedom and independence.” It was India that went to international community and pledged to provide Kashmiri’s their freedom. It was India which, in its parliament and before the people pledged to give people of Kashmir a chance to determine their future. But as time passed India forgot its own pledges and started torturing, killing and oppressing Kashmiris who only tried to remind it its own pledges and commitments.”
Malik further stated that as JKLF started the historical peoples revolution in 1988, it reminded the people with the hurtfulness of October 27 and called on them to protest on this day.” From that day onwards Kashmiris observe this day as a black day and protest against the illegal occupation of their land.
Malik said that international community should shun its silence and persuade India and Pakistan to recognize the owner and principal party status of the people of Kashmir.”March towards a positive position where the issue of Jammu Kashmir is resolved according to the aspirations, sacrifices and satisfaction of the people of Jammu Kashmir, ” reads the statement .