News Archive - March 2021

Kashmir Solidarity Conference

Lahore: Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) organized the “Kashmir Solidarity Conference” in collaboration with Freedom for All at varsity auditorium. The conference was addressed by Chairman Kashmir Committee and Federal Minister Shehar Yar Afridi, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Bushra Mirza, Salman Abid, analyst, Munzar Elahi, Head of Freedom for All, Chairperson Punjab Women Protection Kaniz Fatima and Chairman Kashmir Committee Rai Nawaz Kharal. The conference was jointly organized by the Department of Mass Communication and the NGO Freedom for All. The speakers while expressing tribute to the unparalleled commitment of the Kashmiris for the attainment of the legitimate right to self-determination, highlighted grave human rights situation in Kashmir.

Mr. Shehryar Afridi said that humanity has been sobbing in Kashmir for 150 years. It is important for today's women to understand the persecution of Kashmiris.  Kashmir was not an internal issue of India rather its solution was mandatory for regional stability and global peace. “Pakistan is stick on one stance and current government whole-heartedly supports the Kashmiris,” He further said.

Dr Bushra Mirza, VC of LCWU, was of the view that Kashmir was not internal problem of India but it was an international dispute. She said that the story of Kashmir was the story of Indian repression and conspiracies.  Dr Bushra Mirza, VC of LCWU, opined conferences like this event by LCWU may be a small contribution but they were trying to contribute on their level.

Salman Abid said that Modi was following Hindutva philosophy and it had also exposed India’s false claims of biggest democracy and secular state of the world. He said that Pakistan was countering India successfully at international forums.

Mr. Munzir Elahi was also of the view that BJP government was implementing philosophy of extremist Hindu organization RSS. He said that the present crisis in Kashmir had vindicated two-nation theory that the demand for the separate homeland by the Muslims was justified. Dr. Anjum Zia, HoD of Mass Communication Department said that India should stop denying ground realities, must come out of illusions and accept the fact that it cannot suppress the voice of Kashmiris with brute force and conspiracies. She further criticized the Indian media for being obsessed with enmity of Pakistan.

In her concluding remarks, Dr Bushra Mirza, VC of LCWU expressed her solidarity with the people of Kashmir and thanked the participants. The conference was attended by a large number of teachers and students of LCWU and media persons.