After the recent events that have occurred in Occupied Kashmir where around 50 people had died, Pakistan observed a ‘Black Day’.
“Indian brutality in Kashmir is condemnable. No country is allowed to violate basic human values,” Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said while declaring Kashmir not an internal issue of India.
“We are standing with the people of Kashmir at this hour of need,” he stated further.
Sharif will also speak to the nation regarding the Kashmir issue on Wednesday.
Multiple rallies were held in Azad Kashmir to commemorate the day.
The information blackout in Kashmir only worsened the state and provoked violence.
“Police on Saturday night raided the printing press and seized the printed copies of Kashmir Reader,” a newspaper reported after eight of its workers had been arrested. Print copies that had slipped through the clutches of the Indian forces were taken to the police.
“The policemen seized the plates of Greater Kashmir (newspaper) and more than 50,000 printed copies of (Urdu-language daily) Kashmir Uzma and closed down the GKC printing press,” said another newspaper, whose three workers had been detained.
A senior local government official claimed that the blackout was only one of the strategies to contain the disorder.
It has been reported that the protestors set police stations and vehicles ablaze and stone pelting continued in regions where the army is stationed.
Over 3000 people have suffered injuries which include 200 policemen, most of whom were admitted to hospitals for bullet wounds.
The current unrest in the state is said to be the worst since 2010 when around 120 people were killed during rallies.