Blck day in Jammu and Kashmir (Photo Credit: News Nation)
The central government and the administration of the UT of J&K have decided to observe 22 October as the ‘Black Day’ in remembrance of the Pakistan-sponsored attack in the valley in 1947. J&K was a princely state and both India and Pakistan had a standstill agreement with it, however, the raiders started invading. It was just two months after independence of India. For those two months, J&K was an independent princely state. Following the raids Indian army landed in Kashmir.
The government has organized a two-day symposium in Srinagar city. The speakers in the symposium remember the horrifying tales of mass plunder and vandalism. Hundreds of men, women and children were butchered by these raiders and a siege was carried out in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. ‘’The Injuries of 22nd October 1947 inflicted by the tribals are still afresh. It was not only the tribals but the Pakistan army regulars were also among those committing atrocities on Kashmiris. Even the hospitals were not spared by these raiders,’said Manoj Sinha, LG, UT of JK.
Billboards with Black Day written on them have been put in many places in the Srinagar city. And the government is contemplating making a museum on the said theme in future. The videos and pictures that will be part of the museum will be taken from various places in Baramulla. The videos and pictures that will be part of the exhibition will include those from the Mission Hospital in Baramulla where many had taken refuge.