Kashmiris on both sides of Line of Control and the world over observed Indian Independence Day on Monday as Black Day to convey the message to the international community that New Delhi continues to deny them their inalienable right to self-determination.
The day was marked by a complete shutdown and civil curfew in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Due to the strike, the Kashmir valley wore a deserted look.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities converted the entire Kashmir Valley into a military garrison as checkpoints and barricades were erected at main squares and points from north to south Kashmir.
All roads leading to the cricket stadium at Sonawar in Srinagar, the main venue of official function, were sealed.
Despite restrictions, a mysterious blast took place when a BJP sarpanch was unfurling Indian flag at Panchayat Ghar in Nar Balakote area of Mendhar in Poonch district, on Monday.
In a statement, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leadership said India is rejoicing on its freedom but killing Kashmiris for demanding the same.
The Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti, today, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Modi government for forcing Kashmiri people to join the charade of patriotism on India’s Independence Day.
She posted a video on her Twitter account wherein government employees were seen threatening shopkeepers to pay 20 rupees for the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign.
The Modi-led Indian regime announced the renaming of 199 schools, colleges and roads in IIOJK after slain Indian armed forces’ personnel with an aim to Hinduize the Muslim majority territory.