BAHAWALPUR: The participants of a seminar termed the Kashmir freedom movement an indigenous struggle which could not be suppressed by the use of power by the occupying Indian forces.
The seminar was held at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur to commemorate Kashmir Solidarity Day. Islamia University Vice Chancellor Dr Aamir Ijaz presided the seminar while Bahawalpur Commissioner Nayyer Iqbal was the chief guest. Faculty of Social Sciences Dean Dr Iqbal Chawla delivered an extensive lecture on the occasion.
The speakers said the right to plebiscite was the basic human right of Kashmiri people which they have been demanding since the partition of the subcontinent.
They said the current phase of the Kashmiri movement launched by resilient Kashmiri youth has been highlighted all over the world and brutal use of force over innocent civilians is being condemned all over the world. The United Nations also promised to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir and Kashmir issue was still an unfinished agenda of partition as well as United Nations.
They said Pakistan highlighting the issue on every forum providing moral and political support to people of Kashmir. This issue has become a global challenge threatening international peace.
Malik Habib Ullah Bhutta, Mukhtar Ahmad Farani, Naseer Ahmad Nasir, Mian Muhammad Azhar, Shehla Ahsan Malik, and Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Chairman Dr Muhammad Khalid Raza, faculty members and students were present on the occasion.