DSF (1949-1954)

Materials related to the Democratic Students Federation and Pakistan’s first nation-wide student movement (1949-1954)

Timeline of Pakistan’s first nation-wide student movement

title“Looking Back to Look Forward” – scans of the booklet published for the commemorative event held on Jan.10, 2010, Karachi.

 Martyrs to the cause of students – text from Students’ Herald, Jan 19, 1953, memorialising those killed between Jan 7-9, 1953

Page ii (insert) with list of students killed on Jan 7 & Jan 8

Students Herald, Page ii (insert) with list of students killed on Jan 7 & Jan 8, 1953

Three days that shook the country – Students’ Herald report, Jan 19, 1953

Unity is our weapon, article by Mohammad Sarwar in Students’ Herald, Feb 6, 1953

Saghir Ahmed, General Secretary, High School Students’ Federation: School Students’ Glorious Contribution to Common StruggleStudents’ Herald, Feb 6, 1953

Mohammad Sarwar: Forward to the National Students’ Convention, report in Students’ Herald, Mar 9, 1953

Abdul Fazl: Security of employment and students, article in Students’ Herald, April  3, 1953

S.M. Naseem: Sarwar, DSF and the Students’ Herald

Ghazi Salahuddin: The High School Students’ Association and my rite of passage, for the Event Book published Jan 9, 2010

Jin ke piyar luT gaye - poem by Zehra Nigah for the Jan 1953 martyrs

Jin ke piyar luT gaye – poem by Zehra Nigah for the Jan 1953 martyrs

Zehra Nigah’s poem written to commemorate the events of Jan 7-9, 1953 (in her own handwriting)

Introduction to Event Book published Jan 9, 2010

Beena Sarwar: Learning from history in an age of bombs

Eric Rahim: Karachi Communists in the early 1950s

Student movement leaders remembered – PPI report by Azhar Khan, Jan 10, 2010

Look back to look forward – curtain raisers and news reports commemorating DSF

Press note: Look back to look forward – the idea behind commemorating DSF in Jan, 2010

Zubeida Mustafa: Students who set the tone, published in Dawn, Jan 2010

Shahid Husain: Student Movement in Pakistan: A glorious past, Dec 2009

Street fighting years – series of television reports for DawnNews TV by Saram Bokhari

Dr Haroon Ahmed and Saleem Asmi: Setting the record straight on DSF. 2008

2 Responses

  1. Like the page. Appreciate. your excellent work on DSF.

  2. […] that I started to compile at a blog I created, she encouraged me to archive information about the student movement he had led, rather than just make the blog about him. In the time I spent with her in hospital, I was also […]

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