News Archive - July 2020

LCWU Pays Tribute to Kashmiri Women's Struggle

20 July 2020: A Webinar in connection with the Kashmir Accession to Pakistan Day was organized by Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University titled " Women Leadership for freedom of Kashmir". The objective of the webinar was to express wholehearted support for the Kashmiri women's struggle for their rights to self-determination under the United Nations resolutions.

Mishal Hussain Malik, the wife of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, especially participated as the chief guest of the webinar. In her address, she highlighted the current situation in the Indian-held Kashmir.“Humiliation of women has been used as an instrument of war” by Indian security forces in the Indian-occupied Kashmir, the international community should take appropriate measures to provide help to Kashmiri women, she said.
She also focused on the “grim reality” facing women in Indian occupied Kashmir, under a repressive lockdown.''We are here to tell our daughters, sisters and mothers in Kashmir that the daughters, sisters and mothers of Pakistan are with them and they will not leave them helpless, The day is not far when the shackles of slavery will be broken and they will see the sun of freedom rising over Kashmir."She added.
While speaking at the Webinar Prof Dr Bushra Mirza Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University says Women have been always a part of the strong political voice that is omnipresent in Kashmir and has made itself known globally, ''world community, especially women to become the voice of resilient Kashmiri women in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir" She added.
The Writer and Activist Prof. Zaffar Sindhu said that all the countries should realize the pain, oppression and suppression of Kashmiri women by the Indian atrocities.
Chairperson Department of Mass Communication Dr Anjum Zia stated that "Kashmir is the lifeline of Pakistan", The military occupation has taken its toll on women in all aspects, whether it is in affecting their rights to basic amenities or the larger right to a life with dignity, free from fear for their safety and fear of violence. At the end, she presented the vote of thanks to distinguished guests.