The University of Karachi (UoK) on Friday arranged a walk to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. The KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmoood Iraqi led the walk which started from the Administration Building Lawn and ended at the Azadi Chowk.
A large number of students, faculty and employees attended the Kashmir Solidarity Walk and expressed their support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination. They were holding the Pakistani and Kashmiri flags and placards and chanted for the freedom of Kashmir from Indian illegal occupation. They also raise their voices for the sake of the people of Kashmir and said that they are committed to the cause of Kashmir.
On this occasion, the UoK VC Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi said that India has been committing atrocities on Kashmiris for the past seventy-five years which is very shameful for humanity.
He mentioned that the entire Pakistan is with Kashmir against Indian cruelty and brutality, and said that Muslims and other minority units living in India are victims of cruelty and brutality due to India’s bigoted and inhumane behavior.
The UoK VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that India cannot deprive the Kashmiris of their freedom by oppression and force. He observed that there is no such thing as democracy in India, although they claim to be a champion of democracy.
He informed the audience that India has recently banned the BBC documentary which has exposed the Gujarat riots and the role of the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the main culprit in that violence, unrest, and disturbance during which many innocent people lost their lives.
He said that there are no doubts that India’s policies are full of cruelty and brutality, and the present Indian government has the lowest moral values as they have humiliated humanity across India.
The UoK VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that the whole world should be ashamed of the atrocities committed by India in Kashmir and other parts of India. He observed that the silence of human rights organizations over the violation in India is strange and it marks a big question mark on their role and reputation.
He said that government should use all diplomatic platforms and other resources to raise voices against the Indian government’s role in violating human rights in Kashmir and other parts of India.
“The problem of Kashmir is not only a problem of Muslims, but it is a problem of human rights. We should not be limited to observing or marking Kashmir Day but we need to raise our voice and concern for the freedom of Kashmir in every forum of the world.”
He suggested that students should be made aware of Kashmir and its history so that our new generation can understand it well as it is a historical issue and they are fighting for their rights and freedom.
The UoK VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi hoped that Kashmiris would surely get freedom from Indian illegal occupation.