October 27 is being observed as the darkest day in the history of Kashmir and people of Jammu and Kashmir never and will never accepted the India’s forcible occupation of their homeland.
27th October is the day when India in violation of all international norms and democratic values landed its troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 and occupied the territory against the will of the Kashmiri people.
Since 27 october 1947 till today India has never stopped brutalities in Kashmir . Instead terming them ‘Terrorist’. 27 of October is marked every year as the “Black Day” in Kashmir valley as a protest against Indian illegal occupation of Kashmir on October 27, 1947 yet the issue is still alive due to continued struggle of the courageous & determined
Kashmiri people. It is the darkest day in the history of Kashmir as on this day in 1947 India had forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir by landing its army in Srinagar against the will of the Kashmiri people and in total disregard to the Indian Independence Act and Partition Plan. The first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, promised before the international community and later in the Parliament of India and at historic Lal Chowk to resolve the Kashmir dispute and give the Kashmiris an opportunity to decide their fate by themselves. However, those commitments are yet to be fulfilled, despite the passage of over six decades. The occupation forces killed over 97 peaceful protesters within a period of just few months alone for challenging Indian rule on their motherland and demanding freedom from the alien occupation. Unfortunately, instead of taking these massive demonstrations as a referendum against its illegal hold on Kashmir, New Delhi once again resorted to dilly-dallying tactics like interlocution and sending different delegations to Kashmir to buy time and pacify tempers in the occupied territory.
India has exhausted all its resources during the past sixty- eight years but has miserably failed to intimidate the people of Jammu and Kashmir into submission. During the last 26 years only, Indian troops have martyred over ninety-three thousand Kashmiris, widowed more than twenty-two thousand women, orphaned not less than one hundred thousand children and molested or gang-raped around ten thousand Kashmiri women. Thousands of innocent youth have been subjected to disappearance in custody and their whereabouts remain untraced. The shocking discovery of thousands of unmarked graves in the territory puts serious question mark over the safety of the disappeared youth.
The observance is aimed at sending a loud and clear message to the international community to take stock of the miseries and plight of the Kashmiri people and come forward in a big way to ensure a solution of the lingering dispute in accordance with their wishes. It is also intended to send a loud and clear message to New Delhi that the Kashmiris reject its illegal occupation of their homeland and that they would continue their struggle till they achieved their inalienable right to self-determination promised to them by India and the world through several UN resolution.
It’s been 69 years that Kashmiris are bearing behemoth of torture, genocide, killing, humiliation, curfews and all kind of harassment. The Indian armed forces have deliberately killed and tortured million of people which have time to time been reported on international media also. World in all, today is calling itself champion of democracy, striving hard to bring gender equality, giving rights to amateur and disables but when it comes to mastering the rights of Kashmiris, there is a sheer hypocrisy. On one hand, People in Kashmir are dying on regular basis to earn their right to live freely while there is a complete silence on the other hand, in international community on Indian genocide.
27th October continues to be a dark day for Kashmir, when military might trampled over civilian rights. Forgetting is a luxury, oppressed can’t afford. We as students of KU must be conscious about the fact that this event of invasion and militarization brought all the sufferings we are facing till this day. And we pledge that we will always stand against this military might & never bow down till the last Indian invader leaves Jammu Kashmir.
The view presented in this article are the arthors Own and does not Depict the Views of Kashmir Digest. This is an Op-Ed