IntroductionWritten by KRRC
Kashmir Record & Research Council (KRRC) developed as a consequence of the activities of Kashmiri students studying in different medical colleges, who planned to publish a magazine to provide all the information related to Kashmir in a very concise volume. They set up a committee with the name”Inter Medical Collegiate Kashmiri Magazine Committee" in 1984. It was headed by Dr. Ahsan Raheel, Dr. Khawaja Ghulam Mustafa and Dr. Mumtaz Gilgiti was also actively involved in it. This committee published the Magazine and promoted other student activities along with their studies. In 1990, these young doctors in collaboration with other Kashmiri professionals and activists set together and formed a small organization, Kashmir Record & Research Cell (KRRC), later its name was changed to Kashmir Record & Research Council. (KRRC) KRRC was established to achieve the following objectives.
- To maintain the record of Kashmir History from ancient to modern times, particularly contemporary history of political, economic, legal, social and cultural aspects.
- To carry out research and provide assistance for research work on any aspect of Kashmir and Kashmir issue.
- To highlight the situation of Kashmir in its true perspective on national and international levels through all available means of communication.
- To propagate the Kashmir issue in its logical form, for international understanding and public awareness.
- To start different project for benefit of the Kashmiri community around the world.
- To promote
- To preserve and research in to the small local languages and culture of state.
- To develop IT system to bring small languages of the state to be able in read and write in computer.
The KRRC is a non-governmental volunteer organization dedicated to research in different discipline of the Physical, Social and Historical Sciences. It however, cooperates with all those organization, which are struggling to help the people of Kashmir and provides facilities to everyone with prejudice towards none.
Since its formation, the work done by KRRC can be categorised under three headings namely
Help in Research
Over the period, assistance in research work has been extended to many students of different Universities, examples of important work completed are:
- Political parties in Indian held Kashmir from 1975 to 1985
(Mr. Mehboob Shakil Bhatti, MA Political Science, Punjab University)
- 'Dislocation of an agrarian community and subsequent migration'.
(Mr. Aslam Raza Abedi, M. Sc. Anthropology, Quaid-e-Azam University)
- Gilgit and Baltistan The constitutional position
(Mr. M. Irshad, MA Kashmiriat, Punjab University)
- Political parties of Azad Kashmir
(Mr. Azhar Malik, MA Kashmiiat, Punjab University)
- Kashmir Art and Craft
(Mr. Rashid Mughal, BA Design, National College of Arts, Lahore)
- Human Rights Violation in Indian occupied Kashmir from 1988 to 1991
(Mr. Mustahsan Aqeel,MA Kashmiriat, Punjab University)
- Recent trends in management of vesico ureteric reflux in children. ( Dr. Mohsin Shakil , FCPS ( urology) , College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan)
- Identity & Links: British Kasahmiris
(Miss Nasreen Ali , Ph.D , Department of Sociology , Luton University , UK)
KRRC hosted seminar in collaboration with Luton University during the visit of the researchers working on the subject. Participant discussed in detail the pattern of migration in Kashmiri society to elaborate the identity and links of British Kashmiri diaspora to Kashmir, many more research papers were also produced on the subject by different scholars which addressed the devastating impact of the Kashmir dispute on the society of Kashmir, leading to the emergence of identity crises and many other social problems.
KRRC, through its meager resources pooled by its members and few other like-minded fellow Kashmiris, has been able to put together a small Fouq library (www.kashmiri.info)
- About 400 books on various aspects of Kashmir.
- A number of relevant national and international newspapers and magazines,
- Pamphlets, handbills, posters and stickers printed by several organizations, Audio and video- cassettes and photographs.
- Reports of Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian and international human rights groups on atrocities and violation of human rights in Kashmir by India and Pakistan.
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