Pakistan on Friday decided to observe July 19 as ‘black day’ to mark solidarity with Kashmiris following death of more than 35 people in firing by security forces in Kashmir Valley.
Burhan Wani killing: Pakistan to observe July 19 as ‘black day’ to mark ‘solidarity’ with Kashmiris
The Special Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday took the decision to observe nationwide black day.
Protests erupted in Kashmir after killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter in security forced in Tral area on July 8.
Thousands of people hit the streets in protest and pelted security forces with stones forcing them to fire.
Meanwhile, India has protested the Pakistani decision saying it’s an interference in internal matters of the country.
“India will not tolerate any interference in its internal matters,” MoS Jitendra Singh said.
The situation in Kashmir continues to be tense as the death toll in the Valley goes up to 38 and 1600 have been wounded so far.
Reaching out to people, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sought their “support in pulling J&K out of the vortex of violence and bloodshed.”
Urging people not to “play with peace”, she asked them not to fall prey to the machinations of those elements who want to disturb peace in the state.