Srinagar: Asking people to observe October 27 as a black day, the High Court Bar Association of Kashmir has called upon international community and UNSC to “play its effective role in getting its resolutions on Kashmir implemented without further loss of time”.
In a statement issued here, The Bar Association calling upon Government of India said that that it was Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, who besides other communications, had in his telegram dated 04.11.1947 assured Liaqat Ali Khan, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan that Indian government has no desire to impose its will on Kashmir but to leave final decision to the people of Kashmir and that India has agreed on impartial international agency like United Nations supervising any referendum.
Earlier on 31.10.1947 Nehru has told the Pakistan premier that Indian assurance of withdrawing troops from Kashmir, “as soon as peace and order are restored and leave the decision regarding the future of State to the people is not merely a pledge to your Govt. but also to the people of Kashmir and to the World”, it said.
The statement added that India is therefore morally as well as legally obliged to recall its troops from Kashmir to facilitate the holding of a plebiscite in the state.
As India has not done so, and “instead in order to perpetuate its forcible occupation of Kashmir, the Indian forces have occupied every nook and corner of the State,” the statement said that therefore, the International Community needs to come to the rescue of the people “so as to redeem their sufferings and miseries”.
The Bar asked people to observe the 70th anniversary of landing of Indian troops, as a ‘Black Day’ and directed its members to abstain from court work on 27th of October, 2017, “so as to register their protest against the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian armed forces”.