People to observe August 14 as ‘Black Day’ in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir: Report

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Ahead of the 77th Independence Day celebration in Pakistan on August 14, several political activists and youth organisations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) have decided to observe it as “Black Day” as a mark of protest against the atrocities of the Pakistan government.

According to a report from the news agency ANI, police in PoK’s Muzaffarabad district also arrested and tortured several people for their alleged anti-Pakistan posts on social media.

They were also forced by the police to delete their anti-Pakistan posts and put up statements supporting the establishment. The residents of PoK have protested against the atrocities of the Pakistan government.

In addition, people from violence-hit Balochistan, a province in southern Pakistan, have also decided to mark August 14 as a “Black Day” and celebrate August 15 as a Great Day.

This comes amid an attack on a convoy of Chinese engineers working on the Beijing-financed Gwadar Port in Pakistan by a suicide squad, Majeed Brigade, of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

“BLA Majeed Brigade today targeted a convoy of Chinese engineers in Gwadar. The attack is still ongoing,” the separatist group said in a statement.

According to BLA spokesperson Jeeyand Baloch, two ‘fidayeens’ of BLA Majeed Brigade, Naveed Baloch alias Aslam Baloch of Dasht Nigor and Maqbool Baloch alias Qayim Baloch of Geshkor Awaran, targeted a convoy of Chinese engineers in Gwadar today. He called the attack ‘a self-sacrificing operation’.

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