Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan on Saturday exhorted the university students to take up the role of highlighting atrocities being perpetrated on their "freedom-seeking brethren" across the Line of Control.
"Across the dividing line, people from all age groups are going through hell. The most tragic, painful and catastrophic treatment is meted out to them by the forces. You have to play your part to highlight these atrocities," he told the students at the 14th convocation of the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) at its Chehla Campus.
"You can use social media for this most important responsibility," added the president while listing websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.
Khan said that young men and women were being martyred, maimed, blinded and wounded without compunction, under the protection of black laws.
"The irony is that the international community is showing irritating apathy and lukewarm attitude towards the plight of Kashmiris," he lamented.
The president also complimented the efforts of Vice-Chancellor Dr Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, saying that under his stewardship UAJK had achieved excellence in many disciplines.
In this regard, he also appreciated the launch of Chinese language course at the UAJK and said it would go a long away in bolstering friendly ties between the Chinese and Pakistanis and Kashmiris.
Earlier, V-C Ahmed gave an overview of the achievements of UAJK, which was established in 1981 as the territory's first ever highest seat of learning, as well as its future plans.
The ceremony was told that 15 PhD and 100 MPhil scholars and 45 gold medalists in different graduate and postgraduate programmes were among around 20,000 students, who were declared certified to receive their respective degrees at the convocation.