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PU expresses solidarity with Kashmir, condemns change in Occupied Kashmir status
PU expresses solidarity with Kashmir, condemns change in Occupied Kashmir status


LAHORE: (Monday, August 5, 2019): Punjab University on Monday expressed solidarity with the people of Occupied Kashmir and condemned change in status of the occupied area by India. In this regard, a meeting of teachers, employees and students was held at Al Raazi Hall presided over by PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed. Pro VC Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Academic Staff Association President Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry, Secretary Javed Sami, heads of various departments, employees and teachers participated in the meeting.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmed said that the success of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to USA had created panic in India and Indian government was much worried over Pakistan’s ongoing successful diplomatic efforts over Kashmir issue. He said that we wanted to tell India and international community that we were united on Kashmir issue. He said that PU teachers, employees and students would highlight Kashmir issue at every forum. He said Indian forces were ruthlessly using cluster bombs on children and old people in Held Kashmir and international community should immediately take serious notice of human rights violations in the occupied area. He condemned Indian efforts for changing status of Occupied Kashmir. He said that good relations could not be established with India unless Kashmir issue was resolved. PU ASA President Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry said that PU teachers expressed solidarity with the people of Occupied Kashmir. He said that this was the message of Pakistan that we all were one on Kashmir issue. Addressing the meeting, senior teachers including Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla, Prof Dr Umbreen Javed, Prof Dr Iram Khalid, Dr Amanullah and others condemned India on usurping the rights of Kashmiris. They said that Kashmir issue must be resolved in the light of the resolution passed in the United Nations. They said that we must immediately enhance our diplomatic efforts and utilize social media to mobilize international community for resolution of Kashmir issue. They said that Pakistan and Pakistani nation had made great sacrifices for Kashmiri people and our support would continue for independence of Kashmir. In the meeting, a resolution was unanimously passed condemning change in status of Held Kashmir and Indian atrocities. The resolution also expressed solidarity with Kashmiri people. Later, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed led a rally from Undergraduate Block to VC office in which teachers, employees and students participated. The participants were carrying placards expressing solidarity with the people of Held Kashmir and chanted slogans against India brutalities.