Seminar on Kashmir Conflict and Revoking of the Article 370

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Staff Reporter

Chairman, Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam has said that Indian Occupied Kashmir, the world’s most militarized zone has converted into the largest Jail of the globe due to curfew. He said we should raise the voice and highlight plight of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
He was addressing a seminar “Kashmir Conflict and Revoking of the Article 370: Pakistan India and Comity of Nations” organized by National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research (NIHCR) Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). Addressing the audience, Chairman, Kashmir Committee urged the students for the love of knowledge, dedication and continues struggle to make the country prosperous and powerful.
While addressing the seminar, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University said that every one of us has to contribute for the cause of Kashmir till the issue resolved in accordance with the aspiration of Kashmiri people.
Representing the Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan, Dr. Idrees Abbasi shared a detailed presentation and briefed the audience on abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Indian Constitution. He said a number of independent historians and researchers declared the accession of State to India by Maharaja as anti-dated. He also highlighted the Indian efforts of changing demographics in Occupied Kashmir.
“Through Pundit Colonies, shelter homes for non-state subjects, allotment of land to Indian Industrialists, India is trying to change the demographics. We should highlight the importance of keeping demography intact in J&K” he added.
Earlier in his welcome address, Dr. Sajid Mahmood Awan, Director, NIHCR said the seminar was an effort to brought together scholars, researchers and experts on the Kashmir conflict and generate a debate among academia.
Parliamentarian Ms. Uzma Riaz, Dr. Nazir Hussain, Director, School of Politics and International Relations, QAU, Dr. Umar Abbasi, faculty member COMSATS also addressed the audience. A large number of students, faculty, academicians and government representatives also attended the seminar.