‘Black Day’ observed in Pakistan over contested Kashmir

Supporters of Tehreek-Azadi Jammu Kashmir chant slogans during a rally to observe Black Day, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The so called Black Day is being observed Oct. 27, throughout Pakistan to express support and solidarity with Kashmiri people in their peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kashmiris are observing ‘Black Day’ across Pakistan and other parts of the world including in Pakistan’s zone of the disputed Himalayan region to mark the Indian occupation.

During the day, various social and political organizations rallied to demonstrate against Indian control over Kashmir.

Indian troops entered Kashmir on this day in 1947. The prime minister of the Pakistani zone of Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider, said the Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom cannot be suppressed.

President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated their continued diplomatic and political support for the cause of the Kashmiri people.

Kashmir is divided between Pakistan and India, and both claim it in its entirety. Since 1947, they have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir.

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