JMI Solidarity March for Kashmiri Students
In Solidarity with the people’s resistance movement of Kashmir and for their right to self-determination and against unleashing of state terror on students in academic institutions, Students of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, took out a protest march in the university campus on Tuesday, tiled “Memoirs of Resistance”. Students from different departments and faculties participated in the protest, which started at 11 in the morning at Central Canteen near Students Union Office and ended at 5 PM.
A photo-exhibition was held in the afternoon in which various artists and students displayed their art work pertaining to Kashmir occupation. The crowd was highly impressed with their creativity and innovative ways of showing resistance.
Later, a poetry session was also held and budding poets form Kashmir presented their revolutionary freedom oriented poems in front of the august gathering.
Addressing the crowd, Sobia Bhat, a sociology student said “Present generation of Kashmir has come out from the state sponsored fear and is able to discern fact from fiction. She further added that our youth is neither misguided nor paid but consciously determined towards a sublime cause.
While speaking at the protest, Shahid Lone, Ph.D Scholar, vehemently came down upon national media for fabricating truth and its concocted stories. He said, “Indian media is the fifth column of occupying force and not the fourth pillar of democracy”. He further added that ‘Kashmir is a battleground of truth and falsehood and India should accept the writing on the wall and they can’t contain Kashmir for long amidst the growing demand of Azaadi and reiterated occupation is not resolved but ended’.
The uniqueness of the protest was that it reflected Resistance rather than victim beating, courage instead of fear, hope rather than despair and ended peacefully with the lively slogans of ‘freedom chacha’. Kashmiri diaspora pledged anew to remain steadfast and stand tall against occupational forces.