World Bulletin / News Desk
October 27 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and kashmir.
The kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observe it as the Black Day because on this day in 1947 India had forcibly occupied Jammu and kashmir by landing its army in Srinagar against the will of the kashmiri people and in total disregard to the Indian Independence Act and Partition Plan.
It is a fact that the dispute is closely linked to the Indian Independence Act and Partition Plan of 1947, which had stated that the Indian British Colony would be divided into two sovereign states, India – with Hindu-majority areas – and Pakistan – with the Muslim-majority areas of Western provinces and east Bengal.
According to the Partition Plan the then princely states were given the choice to accede either to Pakistan or India on the basis of their geography and demography, but New Delhi illegally occupied three States Hyderabad, Junagarh and Jammu and kashmir. Hyderabad and Junagarh were Hindu-majority States but their rulers were Muslims.
Jammu and kashmir was a Muslim-majority State and had a natural tendency to accede to Pakistan. But, unfortunately, the then Hindu ruler of Jammu and kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, destroyed the future of kashmiri people by announcing its accession to India under a controversial document, Instrument of Accession...
kashmir Media Service - Muhammad Raza Malik
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