SIALKOT - A Kashmir Solidarity seminar and a rally were conducted to express solidarity with the oppressed people of the Indian-held valley.

The Kashmir Solidarity seminar was held at the GCWU under the auspices of the Political Science Department. Govt College Women University (GCWU) Dr Farhat Saleemi has said that the Kashmir dispute has now become the world’s most burning issue due to its sensitivity.

She said Pakistan should continue its full support the freedom movement of the Kashmiris. She said that the Kashmiris had been fighting the battle of their freedom from the Indian yoke

The VC said that the Indian Army had failed to crush the freedom struggle of the Kashmiri people through their atrocities, mounting human rights violations, genocide and custodial killings in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Farhat Saleemi said that now the time had come for the international community to wake up for globally pressurising India to give the basic right of plebiscite to the oppressed Kashmiri people.

She said that the World should wake up to ensure early implementation of the prolonged delayed UN resolutions for the peaceful solution to Kashmir Dispute as per the aspirations of the people of the Held Valley.

She added that the Kashmiris were not alone in their struggle for their freedom from Indian yoke, saying that every Pakistani is with them. She said that the Indian Army had miserably failed to finish the Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom as every passing day was writing the new chapter of th efreedom movement.

She said that the time has come for the peaceful solution to the burning Kashmir Issue. She said Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan. She said that the sacrifices of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs would become fruitful. She said that the Pakistani nation stands with the oppressed Kashmiri people for the noble Kashmir Cause. She added that India had unleashed the worst brutalities to continue its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. She said that the Kashmiri reject India’s illegal occupation of their motherland. She said that the Kashmiri people had appealed to the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir to mitigate the sufferings of the innocent Kashmiris.

She strongly criticised India for the uncontrolled and unending violation of human rights. She added the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri people would soon become fruitful in the shape of freedom of Kashmir.

Later, they took out a rally and urged the world community to use its complete influence to globally pressurize India for halting the human rights violations, custodial killings and genocide of the oppressed people in Kashmir.

The local administration demolished fourteen different shops, already declared encroachments, during the ongoing ant-encroachments drive.

Assistant Commissioner Shahid Abbas told the newsmen that these shops were located along both the sides of the Sialkot-Eimanabad Road.

The administration had already declared these shops as encroachments besides serving the repeated notices to their owners to the places of these shops illegally occupied by the owners. He said that owners were still reluctant to leave these encroached places.

He said that a special team of the local administration had removed these shops located at the encroached place in a bid to widen the road. Meanwhile, the affected shopkeepers strongly protested against the local administration.