|‘Looking back to look forward: celebrating the 1953 student movement|
KARACHI, Jan 6: Students traditionally observed January 8th as ‘Martyrs’ Day’ in memory of the students and passers-by killed by police firing on Jan 7, 1953, during the peaceful ‘Demands Day’ procession organised by Inter Collegiate Body (ICB) and Democratic Students Federation (DSF). The High School Students Federation (HSSF) also actively participated in this movement and some of those killed were high school students.
Their demands were education-related, including: revise the fee structure (make fees payable monthly instead of six-monthly), improve laboratory, library, and hostel facilities, build a proper University in Karachi (where none existed) and provide security of employment to graduates. The High School Students Federation also actively participated.
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Photos by the photographer and musicologist S.M. Shahid, taken at the Arts Council in 1980 or so, when Ali Sardar Jafri and Ismat Chughtai visited Pakistan. Also photographed is the late poet Suroor Barabankvi, the prominent jurist Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim along with Dr M. Sarwar and Zakia Sarwar. The well-known television anchor Mujahid Barelvi is visible in one of the photos.
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