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PU organizes seminars on Kashmir
PU organizes seminars on Kashmir

LAHORE: (Tuesday, February 8, 2022): Punjab University Department History & Pakistan Studies and Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) and have organized seminars with reference to Kashmir Solidarity Day. At Department of History and Pakistan Studies, Chairman Department of History & Pakistan Studies Prof Dr Mahboob Hussain, Chairman Department of Kashmir Studies Prof Dr Khwaja Zahid Aziz, President Ibn-e-Khaldoon Society Prof Yasir, faculty members and students were present. In his address, Dr Khwaja Zahid Aziz told about the disputes being raised in and for Kashmir, that how the rights of Kashmiris are being deprived and what the Pakistanis should do in order to resolve them. He guided that the UNO and international community must play their role to resolv the Kashmir problem and the issuance of Indian domicile must be cancelled over there. He said that the students must be active on their social media accounts regarding this issue of Kashmir. Moreover, Dr Mahboob Hussain gave closing remarks by concluding the ceremony. A Kashmiri folk song was also sang in the event.

At CSAS Mr. Abdullah Malik, a human rights activist was the guest speaker. Mr. Abdullah Malik discussed illegal occupation of Indian armed forces and their violations of human rights such as genocide mass killings, and disappearance of men folk. The guest speaker also mentioned the human rights violations regarding women in Kashmir. He said that they are directly victimized by the Indian armed forces using repressive strategies against them such as rape, sexual and physical violence. The guest speaker stated the solution of Kashmir problem lies in dialogue process among all stakeholders.