The main celebratory event was held amid tight security at a sports stadium in the region’s main city, Srinagar, and was attended by the senator and top officers of the security network.
Residents, however, boycotted the ceremony.The day is meant to remember when the code of India came into effect on January 26, 1950.
Want leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said: “India has no right to celebrate Republic Day as it has thinking Jammu Kashmir with its military might.”
Geelani leads the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC), a mixture of separatist leadership in Kashmir.
APHC said the day should look at as a “black day” and call for a boycott of all celebrations.
“India sure to be world’s largest democracy but almost stands open in Jammu Kashmir as it ignores all basic and prime rights of people since past seven begins,” an APHC statement said.
The Indian flag was lifted during the ceremony in the divided land.
Not a day passes without someone killed!
Anti-India idea runs deep among Kashmir’s mostly Muslim population, and most support the secessionist cause against Indian rule, even with a begins-long military crushing to fight protest.
Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for the Indian-control part to become independent or merge with Pakistan.
Nearly 70,000 people have been killed in the outbreak and the ensuing Indian military crackdown. India holds roughly 500,000 soldiers in the land.
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