Project : Carpenter, Mason & Steel fixers’ s Training Program on Basics Earthquake-Resistant Construction of Buildings

Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) is an independent charity dedicated to the development and economic regeneration of local community. It is a company limited by guarantee governed by an executive board of director (Unpaid volunteered) elected by the members. It was set up in 1979 by a four young people determined to play a key role in the development of their local area.

The report is about the visit to the Earth Quake Zone in Kashmir. The visit was endorsed (though paid by the author himself) by Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) Rochdale and facilitated by Almi Pahari Adabi Sangat (APAS), Kashmiri Journalists Forum (KJF) and Kashmir Charitable Trust. This was continuation of Talat Butt from Sweden and Asad Zia from Bradford, followed by Mohammed Mushtaq’s trip from Rochdale at the earlier stages. The report is by no means an in depth research, just the author’s observations. I have wrote this for the next batch of people visiting the area to pick up on some of my experiences and make useful contributions in rebuilding the area and the effected people’s life, who had very little in the first place and lived under sixty years of continuous oppression, this oppression and neo-colonialism which somehow escaped any meaningful attention both domestically and internationally.

 KCT (UK) & KRRC launched the project of Computer Literacy centre for the affectees of the earthquake at Muzaffarabad. The main objective of this project is providing professional skills to the youth of affected area. During our need & assessment we came to know that there is none of the institute in Muzaffarabad who is offering the professional courses, and majority of the institutes were totally demolished during the huge disaster earthquake. If any student wants to get professional skills of computer he has to go Islamabad but the community of disaster area maximally belongs to middle class families so they cannot bear the expenditure during studying in Islamabad or some where else in Pakistan. KCT provide them this opportunity to get modern education in there own homeland.

After the completion of first badge of IT-Basic on 21 June, 2006, CLC decided to launch the new package of Graphic Designing and IT-Basic. CLC started collecting Admission forms from 22 June to 30 June. The offering courses were IT-Basic (01 month) and Graphic Designing (03 months). The courses contents were as below;












06 Issues



‘Kashmir Cry Freedom’  ( English)

Report on Human rights violation in Kashmir.

Edit.  Aqeel Raja


SOONT  Kall (Urdu)

Edit. Ahsan Minhas


NGO’ s Post (Urdu)

Edit. Qasim Mujahid



Chitka  (Pahari/English/Urdu)

Millenium number’

Edit. Mohsin Shakil



"Intisab: Us Din Key Nam Jo Hum Daikhen Gey"


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

Preservation of Cultures and Languages. 

Rescue, Relief and Rehabilitation .

IT Projects


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.



Fouq Library

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 (

Comprising of:

  1.  About 400 books on various aspects of Kashmir.
  2.  A number of relevant national and international newspapers and magazines,
  3.  Pamphlets, handbills, posters and stickers printed by several organizations, Audio and video- cassettes and photographs.
  4.  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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