KU Students Commemorate Nakba Day




Hundreds of Kashmir University students Friday afternoon held protests against Israel and displacement of Palestinians from their native land.

Nakba Day at KU

“It is our way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinian refugees and their right to return to their homes as well as a state of their own,” one of the students told Kashmir Life.

Pertinently, in 1948 Palestine War, over 700,000 Palestinians were expelled and hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed.

On the occasion, a booklet titled ‘Kashmir: Palestine in the Making’ by renowned legal expert Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain was also distributed amongst the students.

Holding placards, the students discussed the issue of Palestine and demanded restoration of rights to the people of the occupied land.

Nakba, which is an Arabic word meaning Catastrophe, is generally commemorated on 15 May – the day after the Gregorian calendar date for “Israeli Independence Day” (Yom Ha’atzmaut).

Palestinians commemorate the day as the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli “Declaration of Independence” in 1948.

The commemoration also marked anti India protests in the campus.

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