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This is how Pakistan plans to protest 1st anniversary of India scrapping Article 370

Pakistan is observing 5 August as ‘Black Day’, and has scheduled a number of programmes within and outside its territory, and in cyber space.

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New Delhi: The Pakistani military establishment has planned a series of events — from a domestic media blitz to protests abroad — for the first anniversary of India’s decision to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

The Indian government had announced the decision on 5 August last year, and Pakistan is observing the day as ‘Black Day’.

Indian security agencies have managed to get a copy of the events being planned, and the list is exhaustive.

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Plans in the works

Among Pakistan’s plans is a foreign media corps’ trip to the Line of Control, as well as one for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). A white paper is also scheduled to be handed over to the UNMOGIP.

A number of packages criticising the Indian government have been made for Pakistani TV news channels, who are also supposed to turn their logos black.

The Pakistani documents reveal that a detailed statement has been worked out by the Pakistani military’s PR arm — Inter-Services Public Relations or ISPR. The planning is so in-depth that even the Twitter schedule of the director general of ISPR is listed.

All Pakistani embassies have been asked to hold programmes and protest rallies against India on the Kashmir issue.

“A lot of planning has gone into the so-called ‘Black Day’. It shows the extent of propaganda planning that goes on in Pakistan,” a source in the defence and security establishment said.

Various departments, including intelligence agency ISI, have been made responsible for specific programmes.

“Everything has to do with creating an impact. The Pakistani establishment has planned various social media trends surrounding ‘Black Day’ and Kashmir,” another source said.

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  1. First let the Pakistani army provide atta and cheni to its own people then plan of doing something on Kashmir. I think it is high time that common people of Pakistan should come out in open against its rogue army

  2. These folks used to be in the same country as our ancestors! What a bunch of nincompoops these Pakistanis are.

  3. Pakistan lost all credibility the day Osama Bin Laden was shot dead in Abbottabad in a compound just beside a massive Pakistani military establishment.
    It will take decades of hard work to earn the trust of the world again.

  4. Most welcome to spend the little money they have. Whats amusing is that the same army had claimed on 5 Aug last years, they never accepted article 370 anyway. Banana republic of Pakistan!

  5. I remember immediately 5th Aug 2019, Pakistan undertook weekly protests every friday. It went on for not more than three to four weeks and died down. This protest will also be a nine-day wonder. Black day is actually the day on which Pakistan came into being, 15.8.1947.

  6. Kashmir is now broken. Ladak is bigger then Jammu & Kasmir and considered a Union Territory and Pakistan has had no truly democratic civilian rule so let the Pakistan military plan everything they want which will not change anything. JAI HIND.

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