Punjab University in Pakistan said that they will be providing free education to Kashmiri students. Not only that, they will also be providing residential facilities to at least 10 students from Jammu and Kashmir region.
Prof Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor of Punjab University, said, “We have decided to give admission initially to 10 students of the Kashmir Valley in the session of 2017. The university will bear their study and residential expenses.”
He also said that the university has earlier provided free education to at least 15 students of Gilgit-Baltistan. From next year, they will enhance the quota of Kashmiri students as well. They will also provide funds to the students for research on Kashmir issue. He said, “We are going to allocate special funds to carry out a thorough research on Kashmir dispute.”
The session will start next year from the month of September and October. Those 10 students who hail from India held Kashmir will be provided with this facility, Dr. Kamran said. These students will also be provided free stay at the varsity hostels.
The Punjab University, Pakistan made this announcement in reference to the attacks that took place on July 8. Popular separatist leader Burhan Wani was killed by the Indian soldiers. In the protests that have taken place, around 80 civilians were killed and a number of them have also been injured, which is also affecting the protesters in a very big way. It has been seen in past few years that Kashmir is witnessing a large number of protests against the rule of India. It is because of all these protests that life in the valley has slowed down. And, at the same time, it has been seen that all these protests have also affected the schools in a very drastic way. The schools have been remaining shut for a very long time as the students continue to protest against exams.