New Delhi: Lots of of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) refugees on Thursday (October 22) gathered at Vikram Chowk within the Jammu metropolis underneath the banner of SOS Worldwide (an organisation of PoK displaced individuals) to look at Black Day, which is noticed on October 22 yearly to mark Pakistan`s invasion of Kashmir in 1947.
Two months after India`s partition, Lashkars armed with axes, swords, and weapons backed by Pakistan Military had attacked Jammu and Kashmir and unleashed atrocities on males, girls and youngsters on this present day. The protesters additionally raised slogans in opposition to the Pakistan authorities and Pakistan Military.
“We’re observing Black Day in the present day. Pakistan dedicated grave atrocities and killed 1000’s in 1947. Pakistan is giving our land to China for China Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC). PoK is ours and Pakistan can’t give it to China. India ought to go to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ) in opposition to Pakistan for 1947 killings,” mentioned Rajiv Chuni, President, SOS Worldwide instructed ANI.
In his book-Raiders in Kashmir, Normal Akbar Khan narrated Pakistan’s function within the Kashmir battle. The e-book states that Pakistan’s technique was to bleed India by guerilla and sabotage motion in Jammu and Kashmir.
As a part of Operation Gulmarg, Pakistan unleashed its tribal militia on Jammu and Kashmir on October 22, 1947. When the Indian Military reached Baramulla, only one,000 folks have been left alive within the village which had a inhabitants of about 14,000, in accordance with information.
The Pakistan-based militia looted Hindus and burnt the homes of Sikhs, and killed them, however they didn’t contact Muslims. This widespread arson and loot in Baramulla compelled Sikhs and Hindus to flee. The raiders, principally tribesmen with a couple of Punjabi Muslims, have been led by Pirs, Pakistan Military, and Frontier Constabulary officers.
On October 22, tribal invaders had crossed into Kashmir overrunning outposts of Hari Singh’s state forces in Muzaffarabad, Domel and different locations on the highway to Srinagar.
Pakistan had maintained it had nothing to do with this invasion, however Main-Normal Akbar Khan of the Pakistan Military, in his e-book Raiders of Kashmir, described the plan behind this invasion. Indian navy histories additionally say that the invasion was deliberate two months forward by the Pakistan Military.
Within the wake of this assault, Hari Singh had signed off on the accession with the Indian authorities, which then transported troops to Srinagar from Delhi. Extra troops adopted over the subsequent few days, and the invaders have been stopped near Srinagar. By November 8, the Indian Military had taken management of Srinagar, of Baramulla on November 9, after which Uri on November 13.
Later Pakistani forces entered the battlefield and the struggle continues for over a 12 months till a ceasefire was declared on the night time of December 31, 1948. The phrases of the ceasefire have been accepted on January 5, 1949.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in the present day addressed the 2 days `Nationwide Symposium` being organised by the Nationwide Museum Institute of Historical past of Artwork, Conservation and Museology in collaboration with the Union Territory Authorities of Jammu and Kashmir on October 22 and October 23, 2020.
Addressing the operate, Sinha mentioned, “All of us should not neglect how Pakistan attacked folks of Muzaffarabad (PoK) on October 22, 1947. 1000’s of males, girls, and youngsters have been mercilessly killed. Additionally, we should not neglect the sacrifices made by the folks of Kashmir within the combat in opposition to Pakistan.”