Jammu and Kashmir Unity Foundation observed Black Day in Jammu on 22 October. In a seminar held at Press Club Jammu on the topic “Pakistan Invasion not Tribal Raid on Jammu and Kashmir-Oct 22, 1947” JKUF gave a clarion call to all Nationalist forces to observe 22 October as The Black Day.
While speaking on the occasion Ajaat Jamwal, president JK Unity Foundation said that the infiltration of agents, terrorists, saboteurs supported by Pakistani army has been the classical strategy deployed by Pakistan to destabilize Jammu and Kashmir since its first failed mission in 1947 when it sent irregulars and disguised regulars to invade the State. Protecting borders by stopping all infiltration across the LoC and IB into J&K and rest of India is an imperative necessity. Oct 22, 1947 invasion carries a cardinal message that borders can be only safe if we have the capability to stop infiltration.
Ajaat Jamwal, further said that we have been trying to make a cardinal shift of new Delhi’s policy from Kashmir issue to liberation of Pak Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Last years resolution passed at JKUF seminar has urged the Govt. of India to make efforts for liberation of POJK, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan from illegal occupation of Pakistan. The right noises by the people of Jammu and Kashmir and across India have started bearing fruits and a new India with new policies and strategic thinking on Nation building is emerging slowly and steadily.
The panelists who spoke in the seminar seventh in the series to observe Black day on Oct 22 included Sh. Yuvraj Gupta, a native of Kotli in POJK, Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Vice President J&K BJP, Advocate Ankur Sharma, Chairman IkkJutt Jammu, Dr. Ajay Chrungoo, Chairman Panun Kashmir, Sh. Tariq Shah, President Jiyo Aur Jeene Do, NGO, Sh. Anil Padha, President Young Blood Association, Brig. (Dr.) Vijay Sagar Dheman(Rtd) and Ajaat Jamwal, President JK Unity Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion Prof. Hari Om said that remembering and paying tributes to the Lakhs of citizens of Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, men, women and children who were killed by Pakistani army is the duty of every Indian. He said had PM Nehru accepted the Maharaja Hari Singh’s offer of accession before October 20, 1947, Pakistan would not have been able to annex J&K’s 33 percent territory and there would have been no PoJL and no killing of almost a lakh people. He also urged people to not call the occupied areas as PoJK as the whole of the territories under the illegal occupation of Pakistan belong to Jammu and Ladakh. These territories should be termed Pakistan-occupied-Jammu and Ladakh (PoJL).
Sh. Yuvraj Gupta remembered the sacrifices of lakhs of people of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir during the turmoil. he narrated the valour and grit of the people of Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Bhimber, Poonch, Rajouri who made huge sacrifices but did not give up to highly armed Pakistani army.
Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Vice President J&K Bharatiya Janata Party appreciated the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and integrating the State of Jammu and Kashmir fully into Indian Union. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Sh. Amit Shah demonstrated the political will to rid the country of long standing problems. He said that now the unfinished task is to liberate Pak Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan from the clutches of Pakistan.
Ghulam Ali said that the communities which were not empowered during past 70 years will be now empowered politically, economically and socially in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that Pak has been trying to instigate violence in the State but the astute patience and planning of the Govt and support of the people have foiled the evil designs of enemy country.
Ankur Sharma, Advocate, Chairman IkkJutt Jammu said that Pakistan has been waging a Jihad since 1947 against India to annex State of Jammu and Kashmir but failed time and again. He said that recent speech of Pakistani PM Imran Khan in the United Nations has exposed the Rogue state completely. Pakistan is using Jihad as a state policy and the infiltration of terrorists into India is a part and parcel of Pakistan’s war doctrine.
Ankur Sharma said that people of Jammu and Kashmir have fought for 72 years for complete integration of the State into Indian Union and abrogation of Article 370 has resulted into that.
Mohammad Tariq Shah, President Jio Aur Jeene Do, NGO said that it becomes more imperative for the people of the State in the present times to foil the nefarious designs of the Pakistan to foment trouble when Govt. of India took a historic decision to abrogate the regressive Article 370 and integrate the Jammu and Kashmir State fully into India. He said that designs of the Rogue State Pakistan have to be defeated who through terrorist regimes working in Kashmir are enforcing Civil Curfew and self lock up disrupting normal life in valley.
Tariq Shah urged the people of Kashmir to defy the Civil Curfew and also asked the state administration to foil the designs of anti-nationals and anti-peace elements in the Valley.
Brig Vijay Sagar Dheman (Rtd) while talking about Pakistani invasion of J&K gave a detailed eyewitness account of incidents that led to this operation.
He also gave an account of the sufferings of citizens of J&K at the hands of these marauders. Finally he gave an account of misinterpreted narrative as indoctrinated in the minds of young generation to mislead them to poignant advantages of separatists while exposing their anti-national agenda.
Dr. Ajay Chrungoo in his address said that we are in a very sensitive time after the neutralizing of Article 370 and reorganization of the state into two Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Pushing large number of infiltrators in as Pakistan did in 1947 and subsequently in 1965 can serve once again as a modus operandi of Pakistan destabilize J&K again. The reports that infiltration is continuing in the north Kashmir needs to be looked into very minutely. There can be no scope for under-estimating the enemy. Security forces have themselves accepted that number of terrorists inside has almost doubled. Mass upsurge joined by armed terrorists can be a worse case scenario from which J&K has to be guarded. 1947 infiltration has a lesson enemy still thinks that non-state actors are the best option for them to deploy.