Academia can play a vital role internationally in highlighting Kashmir issue. This was stated by Mushaal Hussein Mullick, a Kashmiri leader during a live webinar organized by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur on Kashmir Siege Day. Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor presided over the webinar participated by renowned personalities from various walks of life. Ms. Mushaal Hussein Mullick said that Universities embellished by scholars in the fields of Political Science, International Relations and Law can constitute Thinktanks to present various aspects of Kashmir issue on world forums.
She praised the efforts of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur for organizing seminars, conferences and promoting research work on Kashmir issue. Expressing her views, she said, occupied Kashmir is currently facing the worst ever brutalities and people of Kashmir are being deprived of their basic human and legal rights. Indian government is systematically changing demography of Kashmir Valley by issuing resident ship to millions of Indian nationals.
Engr. Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor IUB, in his address mentioned that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition of United India and is a challenge to global peace. He said, United Nations has failed to resolve this issue diplomatically. He added, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur is collaborating with various national and international organizations to highlight Kashmir issue globally.
The University also organized a media conclave few months back on the topic of highlighting Kashmir issue on social media which was participated by renowned personalities from across the country. Hundreds of faculty members and students participated in million signature campaign to raise Kashmir issue on UN Human Rights Forum.
Other scholars including Prof. Hameed Raza Saddiqui, Syed Tabish Alwari, Prof. Dr. Aftab Hussaini Gillani, Prof. Dr. Yasmin Rufi, Prof. Zafar Sindho, Naseer Ahmed Nasir and Sajjad Pervez also spoke on this occasion.