Tuesday, 11 October 2011

KNP to have a Black Day on 23 October in Bedford (England)

KNP to have a Black Day on 23 October in Bedford (England)

Kashmir National Party is holding a seminar on Kashmir in Bedford- England. Purpose of the seminar is to bring awareness about history, tell young generation why we commemorate 22 October as a Black Day.

Some people encouraged by Pakistani establishment hold a Black Day on 27 October every year to coincide with the landing of the Indian army in Kashmir which came there on the request of the then Ruler of Jammu and Kashmir.

KNP leaders, however, believe that we have to look at the root cause of our troubles. Jammu and Kashmir had a Standstill Agreement with Pakistan and in contravention of that Agreement, government of Pakistan managed a ‘tribal invasion’ which not only violated Kashmiri sovereignty but also committed serious human rights abuses and killed innocent people and raped women.

This looting and pillaging continued for many days and the Maharaja and his forces were unable to defend the State territory or the people of Kashmir; and had no other choice but to seek outside help.

KNP leader Dr Shabir Choudhry said, our miseries and troubles started with that tribal invasion. It caused death and destruction in Kashmir, and forced the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir to seek outside help, which resulted in provisional accession and subsequent arrival of the Indian army.

We believe the State of Jammu and Kashmir is not part of India or Pakistan and we strongly oppose policies of both countries; but as for as Black Day is concerned we should have a Black Day on 22 October because this is the day when our troubles and miseries started.

A dinner will be served after the seminar.

Those wishing to take part in it may contact me for an invitation?



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