Kashmir Observes Black Day on India’s Independence Anniversary – Shoe Thrown at Omar Abdullah
August 15, 2010 1 Comment
Srinagar, August 15 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing the Indian Independence Day, today, as Black Day to convey to the world that the people of Kashmir continue to be deprived of their birth right to self-determination.
Call for the observance of the Black Day has been given by the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. Complete shutdown is being observed in the occupied territory with all shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the road.
The occupation authorities have made unprecedented arrangements to thwart anti-India protest demonstrations on the day imposing curfew in several cities and towns.
A shoe was thrown at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the Independence Day function by a Policeman but it missed him.
Abdullah later diluted the incident saying” Throw shoes, not stones.”
Black flags were shown to the chief minister and slogans of “We Want Freedom” rented Srinagar as Kashmir continued to remain on the boil.
The shoe thrower, a suspended head constable according to police, was whisked away by security personnel.