Kashmiris across Pakistan-administered and Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday observed India’s Republic Day as a “Black Day.”
They protested New Delhi’s withdrawal of the decades-long special rights of the disputed Jammu Kashmir region starting in August 2019.
Tensions have been mounting between the two nuclear powers since then.
People gathered at rallies and protests in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, including its capital Muzaffarabad to denounce India’s move.
In Pakistan, national flags were hoisted at half-mast in parliament, the presidential and prime ministerial residences, and other government buildings, Pakistan Television reported.
Government ministers, parliamentarians, and politicians also attended rallies in various parts of the country.