Students should play role in fulfilling top obligation: Masood

RAWALAKOT: President Azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan conferring degrees among students at the 4th Convention of the University of Poonch, here Tuesday. - NNI photo

RAWALAKOT: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan the students to play their role in fulfilling their top obligation of gearing up efforts for the success of ongoing Kashmir liberation movement and to take the voice of the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir to the length and cranny of the world.
He was addressing the fourth convocation of University of Poonch-Rawalakot here on Tuesday.
The President awarded masters and bachelor’s degrees to a total of 1,064 boy and girl students who had completed studies in different disciplines. Four students were also awarded doctorate degrees while 30 students were awarded gold medals.
The AJK president reminded the students that their brethren in the held territory were faced with the worst barbarism at the hands of Indian occupation troops, and they were looking toward the youth of Azad Kashmir for the projection of their supreme cause of freedom.
He said that India had stripped Kashmir of its entity under its action of August 5, and clamping indefinite curfew and media blackout, it had practically turned the territory of Kashmiri people into a big prison for them.
He lamented that more than 13,000 Kashmiri youth have been arrested and detained in different notorious prisons in India.
Sardar Masood Khan said that due to some compulsions, we cannot cross the Line of Control to reach to the rescue of our brethren on the other side, but we can smoothly pass on their message to the international community through our speech, pen, cell phone and laptop.
Exposing designs of India’s Hindu fanatic regime, the AJK president said that it wanted to commit aggression against Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to punish the people here for supporting liberation struggle of the people of occupied Kashmir. We need to prepare ourselves to thwart these heinous designs of the enemy, and to defend every inch of our homeland,” he added.
He asked the students to prepare themselves to counter the negative campaign going on against Islam and the Muslims on the global level. Some powers intentionally or unintentionally portraying the Muslims as terrorists and extremists, which bears no reality
Sardar Masood asked the students to gain expertise in commerce, business, science and technology, and prepare themselves to serve their country and their presents.
Earlier speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor University of Poonch Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rasul Jan said that degree programs in 38 disciplines have been successfully continuing at the university.