To mark the unfortunate day of October 22 1947, when the armed militia of Pakistan, backed by the Pakistani Army, invaded Jammu and Kashmir, India observes today (October 22) as "Black Day".
WHAT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 22, 1947?
The Lashkars (military-backed tribal people of Pakistan) who carried arms, loaded guns, swords and other deadly weapons, attacked the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, where they brutally killed men and children, molested women and enslaved them later on. They tried to take with them, many women and considerable amount of cash. However, the Indian Army, armed to the teeth, came up with a strong resolve to save the nation from this foreign invasion, and eventually, the Pakistani militia was stopped from occupying the whole Kashmir. The UN declared a ceasefire after some days, and the area thus occupied by Pakistani forces came to be known as Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK).
A two-day symposium and exhibition has been organised in Srinagar to commemorate the sacrifices made by the great Indian soldiers. It was attended by Shri Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The symposium has been named "Memories of 22 October, 1947".
We hope for a day when terrorism will come to an end, and Pakistan will vacate the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a part of which is claimed and occupied by it. Jai Hind!