Black Day: Demonstration to be held outside Pakistani diplomatic bodies in England
Gilgit Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja on Wednesday said demonstrations will be held outside the Pakistani diplomatic bodies in England on Thursday (Oct 22) to mark it as a Black Day for Kashmir when in 1947 the region was brutally invaded by Pakistan.
"Thursday, 22 Oct 2020 from 3:00 till 7:00 pm protests will be held outside Pakistan High Commission London & Pakistani consulates in Birmingham, Manchester & Bradford. In the evening candles will be lit in the memory of those innocent state citizens killed during the invasion," Raja tweeted.
Black Day is observed to mark the sacrifices made by lakhs of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims to defeat the invasion of the erstwhile Princely State by the Pakistan Army in 1947, often touted as the tribal invasion.
The day is being observed at a time when Jammu and Kashmir, now a union territory, is observing the first anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Article had given special status to the former state which was turned into a union territory by New Delhi following its bifurcation.