Kashmir Solidarity Rally Held at UO
Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and administrative staff of the University of Okara rallied from the Main Academic Block to the Students Service Center to show solidarity with the cause of the Kashmiris. The rally, led by Assistant Professor Botany Dr. Faheem Arshad, was organized by the Director Student Affairs Dr. Shoaib Saleem in collaboration with the UO Media Society. The students were holding banners and placards. They chanted slogans in favor of Kashmir. The rally was followed by a speech competition. Taseer Haider and Umer Bin Abdul Aziz among other students delivered speeches, highlighting the struggle of the Kashmiris and demanding the international community to stand for right of self-determination of the occupied Kashmir. The Vice Chancellor University of Okara Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakria Zakar, in his special message for the Kashmir Day, said, “The cause of Kashmir is the cause of human rights and the human rights violations cannot be overlooked. The international community should persuade India to shun its war rhetoric and let the Kashmiris decide their fate as the fate of this entire region is intertwined with the fate of Kashmir.” According to the university spokesperson, the UO administration has been organizing seminars and rallies on regular intervals in a bid to sensitize the students to stand for the Kashmir cause and show harmony with the Kashmiris who are sacrificing their sons and daughters to win freedom from the Indian occupation.