August 2000 News

Black Day Observed In Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

15 August 2000
The Hindu
B. Muralidhar Reddy

Islamabad: "Black day" was observed in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir capital, Muzaffarabad, today by activists of organisations engaged in fighting in Kashmir to mark the Indian Independence day. Reports reaching here said rallies and demonstrations were organised demanding "right to self detemination" for the people of Kashmir. The participants shouted anti-India slogans. A group went to the office of the UN Military Observer Group and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and formally demanded that India honour its commitment to allow Kashmiris to decide their future. The Prime Minister of POK, Mr. Sultan Mahmood, has been quoted as saying that India had no moral or ethical right to celebrate its Independence day while it was occupying a major portion of Kashmir against the will of the people.


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