Department of Pakistan Studies, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) has organized a webinar on the posthumous impact of the great Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gillani on the Kashmir Independence Movement.
The participants included IUB Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Chairman of Peace and Culture Organization and Leader of Kashmir Independence Movement Mashaal Hussain Malik, Department of History Punjab University Lahore Chairman Prof. Dr. Mahboob Hussain, Dean Faculty of Arts and Languages Prof. Dr. Javed Hassan Chandio, Dean Faculty of Law and Chairman Department of Pakistan Studies Prof. Dr. Aftab Hussain Gillani, Prof. Zafar Sindhu and Dr. Nadia Punjab University Lahore.
In her address, Mashaal Hussain Malik said that Kashmiris have become orphans with the death of Syed Ali Gillani.
Syed Ali Gillani was a far-sighted and understanding leader who had sensed India’s nefarious intentions decades ago and pointed out that Kashmiris would be killed religiously, socially, culturally and economically.
Even when India exchanged delegations 15 years ago in the name of giving peace a chance and trade was restored, Syed Ali Gilani said with his political insight that India was just playing tricks.
Later, the world saw that India had abolished Articles 370 and 35A.
India is bewildered by the death of Syed Ali Gillani.
She also paid tributes to Kashmiri leaders Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru, Ashraf Sahrai, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah and Asiya Andrabi on the occasion.
She appreciated the organization of a webinar on Kashmir by the IUB and said that our teachers and researchers should do research on this subject.— APP