A One-Day Seminar on Kashmir: Right to Self Determination and Regional Peace was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized by the Department of Political Science. Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over the seminar while Prof. Dr. Syed Madad Ali Shah, Vice Chancellor, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skills Development (BBSUTSD), Khairpur was the chief guest.
Speaking to the participants of the seminar, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said, the right of self determination of Kashmiri People is a genuine and legitimate right which India has denied. He said that the same right of self determination may be accorded to Kashmiri People in the spirit of United Nation’s Resolutions. Dr. Khalil Ibupoto remarked that Govt. of Pakistan has pleaded this cause of Kashmiris in international forums assertively and effectively. The policy of Indian aggression is blatant violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The plight of the Kashmiri People is miserable.
Dr. Ibupoto appreciated the endeavor of the Chairman Department of Political Science Prof. Dr. Amir Ali Chandio and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari for organizing this seminar to apprise the audience about the Kashmir issue.
Dr. Ibupoto also appreciated the student’s speakers content. He said, our students are meritorious and talented, he added.
Prof. Dr. Syed Madad Ali Shah shed light on the geo-strategic position of the Kashmir. He said, Pakistani Governments have always taken the path of dialogue, discourse and resolution of Kashmir amicably but the Indian policies of expansionism and hegemony has created barriers in peaceful settlement of Occupied Kashmir.
Dr. Madad Ali Shah also applauded the contribution of Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto for the promotion of curricular and co-curricular activities at the campus and streamlined the academic, research and administrative life of the University.
Prof. Dr. Amir Ali Chandio, Chairman Department of Political Science in his speech said it is high time that the Kashmir issue may be resolved. He narrated that regional peace is at stake due to hegemonic and expansionist designs of the Modi Government.
Prof. Dr. Minhoon Khan Laghari, President, Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers’ Association shed light on the Kashmir issue. He said the United Nations Resolutions may be implemented in letter and spirit to resolve the Kashmir problem.
Mr. Mumtaz Bukhari, Senior Journalist shed light on the genesis of the Kashmir issue. He said historically this region has great significance. He said this valley is the valley of heaven and has great tourist potential. He lamented that Kashmiris are ignored by the great powers.
Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Adal Soomro Eminent Poet said that right of self determination is the legal right which has been denied by the Indian Government as result legitimate struggle is continues for availing the right of self determination.
Mr. Feroz Phulpoto, General Secretary, Officers Welfare Association appreciated the efforts of University administration for organizing this day as part of solidarity with Kashmiri People.
Mr. Qalandar Bux Bozdar, President Employees Welfare Association also spoke on this occasion. He said the struggle of Kashmiris is part of democratic movement. he stressed that the Muslim World could play their due role in the resolution of Kashmir issue.
Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences extended vote of thanks to the guests and participants. He said, in the advent of 1948, India has adopted policy of genocide against the Kashmiri people. The Kashmiris have been denied from their due right of self determination. He emphasized the need of composite dialogue and the international community may intervene to resolve the Kashmir issue according to United Nations Resolutions.
Ms. Shahida Amir Chandio, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science conducted the proceedings of the seminar.
Meanwhile, a Solidarity Rally was taken out from the Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation which culminated at the Faculty of Natural Sciences led by Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto along with Faculty Members, Officers, Employees and Students.
A large number of Faculty Members Faculty Members, Officers, Employees and Students participated in the seminar and solidarity rally.