Srignar: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world observed black day on the Indian Independence Day on Saturday .
The call for black day has been given by liberation leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmed Shah.
Complete strike was observed in occupied Kashmir on Saturday.
Hurriyet leaders Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqi and Syed Bashir Andrabi in a joint statement said India had no moral or constitutional justification to celebrate its Independence Day in the disputed territory forcibly occupied by it.
Protest rallies and demonstrations were held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well.
Addressing a protest demonstration at Central Press Club in Muzaffarabad by telephone from Srinagar, veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani urged the international community to take stock of Indian state terrorism in the occupied Kashmir.
He said the world powers should play their due role in resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute in accordance to aspirations of Kashmiri people under the United Nations (UN) resolutions.
Leaders and representatives of various political, social and religious organizations addressed on the occasion.
Later, the participants of the rally marched to UN Observers Mission and handed over a protest memorandum. It demanded of the world body to persuade India to stop massive human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and implement UNSC resolutions on Kashmir.