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To express solidarity with the innocent people of Kashmir, the Urdu department of Tehran University arranged a Webinar in collaboration with the Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran on 1st February 2021. The webinar, titled “Role Played by Persian Poets in Promotion of Persian Culture in Kashmir”, was the third event in the series of seminars hosted by Tehran University on Kashmir in recent years.

The Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan H.E. Rahim Hayat Qureshi participated as Chief Guest of the virtual event. The event was also attended by university professors, faculty members, scholars, media personnel and students.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ali Kavosi Nejad highlighted the role played by a Pakistani scholar of Kashmiri origin, Khawaja Abdul Hameed Irfani in introducing Allama Iqbal to the Iranian nation and building bridges between Kashmir and Persian language and literature.

Tracing the history of Persian poetry in Kashmir, participants including Dr. Vafa Yazdanmanesh, Mr. Ahmed Shehryar and Dr. Farzaneh Azam Lotfi, shared their perspectives on various literary accounts including references to Kashmir in Persian prose and poetry.

Stressing on the importance of Kashmir Solidarity Day H.E. Rahim Hayat Qureshi emphasized that the beauty of Kashmir valley was marred by unabated brutality of Indian Security Forces.

He noted that since the military siege of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, the people of Kashmir had been subjected to the worst form of atrocities and human rights abuses. The Prime Minister of Pakistan

Imran Khan, repeatedly raised the Kashmir issue during his address in the UN General Assembly drawing attention to the continued violations of various UNSC resolutions and India’s culpability under the international law.

In his concluding remarks, the Ambassador thanked the Iranian leadership especially leader of the Islamic Revolution Syed Ali Khamenei, for extending continuous support to the people of Kashmir and raising concerns over the human rights violations in IIOJ&K.

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