PU takes out rally to express solidarity with Kashmiris
LAHORE: (Wednesday, April 4, 2018): Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies and Department of Political Science have organized a rally to express solidarity with the people of Held Kashmir. CSAS and Department of Political Science’s Chairperson Prof. Dr. Umbreen Javaid, Academic Staff Association’s President Dr Mahboob Hussain, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. The rally was taken out from Department of Political Science and was concluded outside Faisal Auditorium. The participants were chanting slogans against Indian brutalities on innocent Kashmiris. Addressing the participants of the rally, Dr. Umbreen Javaid stated that the Kashmir valley was often lauded as the paradise on earth but because of Indian Army’s atrocities in the occupied region, it had become one of the most militarized regions in the world. He said that in order to suppress the voice of Kashmiris, who were demanding their inherent right of self-determination, India had used repressive state apparatus in Occupied Kashmir. She said that in this regard, the international community should intervene and play its role in resolving the enduring Kashmir dispute or a negotiated settlement should be made by involving Kashmiris as stakeholders between India and Pakistan.