The world stands in solidarity against the brutal invasion by Pakistan even after 73 years

For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, residents have displayed their outrage in public against the Pakistan invasion years ago on October 22, 1947, by putting up hoardings in different parts of Srinagar. As soon as images and videos of the hoardings containing details of the invasion caught the eye, netizens helped in spreading the message on social media.

Gilgit-Baltistan activist Sajjad Raja took to his Twitter and shared the video of the hoardings. “This is Sirinagar today. 22 October 2020. Kashmiris have once again risen against Pakistan. And what a day selected to announce their opposition to Pakistani invasion and occupation. We stand with Sirinagar,”

Marking the historical change in Kashmir, retired Col. Joginder took to his Twitter and said, “This is the change in #Kashmir. Posters and banner displayed in #Kashmir a day before 22 Oct to commemorate the #Pakistan's 1947 attack anniversary as a #BlackDay. The tribals had Brutally killed Kashmiris, raped their women, looted their house, and had carried their women along.”

On October 22, 1947, just over two months after Independence, the erstwhile princely state of Kashmir was invaded by Pakistani forces, which later resorted to vandalism and plunder. More than tens of thousands of people were killed, women raped, and humanity devastated by Pakistan through its Operation Gulmarg.

The Pakistani military operation aimed to invade, plunder and inflict violence on the people of Kashmir, to intimidate and oppress to occupy, depose Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, and take control of the princely state.

Reiterating that Kashmir has and will always stand against the evil designs of Pakistan, a Twitter user said, “#BlackDay Banner Dalgate,Gupkar,JehangirChowka & otr parts of #Kashmir We can never forget d history of Oct 22nd when PakArmy &it's intruders killed 1000s of people &raped women in #BaramullaThat time also Kashmiris stood agnst evil designs of Pak &now also & always will.”

Mentioning that thousands of Hindus and Sikhs had to migrate to the Indian side when Kashmir was invaded, another Twitter user said that the day will be observed to protest against Pakistan.

“The day will be observed to protest against #Pakistan, who used the tribal militia and army to wreak rape and mayhem in #Kashmir in 1947, with protests in the #Valley and in #Delhi,” the Twitter user said.

Explaining the plunder in Muzaffarabad Baramulla, a Twitter user said, “This Day in History: Over 5000 jihadis & Pakistani Army officers launched their war against Maharaja Hari Singh’s princely state of Jammu & Kashmir. The raiders raped women & massacred everyone who came along their way. Pak’s attempt to invade J&K continues even after 73 years.”

While people on social media are protesting based on the historical facts, a social media handle on Facebook has shared the video of the eyewitnesses of the Pakistani invasion talking about their experiences.

Apart from the hoardings, the National Museum Institute, Kashmir has decided to hold a two-day event to document, reconstruct and bring the historic narrative of the hostile Kabali aggression that took place on October 22, 1947. The two days National Symposium will be focusing on memories of October 22, 1947.

To mark the darkest day in the history of Kashmir, the Gilgit-Baltistan activist Sajjad Raja noted that protests will be held outside Pakistan High Commission London and Pakistani consulates in Birmingham, Manchester, and Bradford.

“Thursday, 22 Oct 2020 from 3:00 till 7:00 pm protests will be held outside Pakistan High Commission London & Pakistani consulates in Birmingham, Manchester & Bradford. In the evening candles will be lit in the memory of those innocent state citizens killed during the invasion,” the activist said in a tweet.

The world stands in solidarity against the brutal invasion by Pakistan even after 73 years.