As Kashmiri people continue to suffer under a month-long lockdown imposed by the Indian forces following the abolition of Article 370 that ended held Kashmir’s special status enshrined in its constitution, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore observed the Defence and Martyrs Day today as Kashmir Solidarity Day. In this context a solidarity walk was organized from IB&M tower to Main Block lead by Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar. President Teaching Staff Association (TSA) Prof. Dr. Amanat Ali Bhatti, Registrar UET Muhammad Asif, Director Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Asif Ali Qaiser, Public Relations Officer Dr. Tanveer Qasim, Teachers, faculty members, heads of all other departments and many students were also present at this occasion.
Participants of the walk raised slogans of freedom. They were holding Kashmiri flags and banners which were featuring slogans against Indian atrocities. Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar said, “Pakistan is a peace-loving country and it has capability to give full response to its enemy through defensive strategy.” Referring to the sacrifices of the Pak army, Prof. Dr. Mansoor Sarwar said, “Their services for the protection of borders and making failure of the enemy conspiracies are unforgettable. The dispute of Kashmir is not a problem of race or ethnicity, it is a joint problem of humanity. We do not want war but if war is imposed, we will fight side by side with the Pak Army.” He further said "Our Kashmiris are going through a difficult phase. But now the time is over, and sacrifices of Kashmiri brother will not go away. The world must raise voice against brutality of Indians.”
He strongly condemned the brutality of India on the people of occupied Kashmir. While special prayers were said for the peace and prosperity of the country and for the people of occupied Kashmir.