Kashmiri students hold anti-India demo at Dhaka University

03:02 PM | 9 Aug, 2019
Kashmiri students hold anti-India demo at Dhaka University
ISLAMABAD - Kashmiri students studying in Bangladesh held a demonstration at Dhaka University against revocation by the Indian government of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, approximately 400 Kashmiri students in Bangladesh, from several educational institutions, especially medical colleges, staged a demonstration at the Dhaka University campus expressing concern over the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir.

The protesting Kashmiri students started gathering near the university’s Registrar building and took out a procession, marching through the Mall Chattar, Oporajeyo Bangla, and TSC intersections, before holding a rally in front of the Central Shaheed Minar.

Chanted slogans and carrying banners and placards with slogans “We Want Freedom”, “Free Our Land” and “India – Stop Oppression in Kashmir”, the protesting students demanded immediate restoration of internet, landline, and mobile networks in occupied Kashmir.

Notably, a number of female students wearing medical aprons were also protesting.

One of the protesters, Mohammad Nawaz, said, “We are protesting for the article which has been taken away from us. We have no information regarding our families, whether they are dead or alive. We have literally no communication (with them). We’ve gone back to the medieval period.”

Questioning the role of the UN, he said, “We want to know whether the UN is an organization on paper only, or it acts against oppression across the world.”

Fearing they may have to face financial hardship due to the communication disruption with their families, he said, “We might face tough times ahead since most of us will become bankrupt.”

Urging Bangladeshi people to stand beside them, Mohammad Nawaz said, “We will be grateful if they help us in any manner. Maybe the situation will deteriorate further and we don’t know how long it will take for Kashmir to return to normal.”

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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