KRRC has produced a pamphlet of maps along with many stickers and posters on Kashmir issue, publication also includes “NGO post “a news letter showing the activities of voluntary organization and last not least the Magazine “Soont Kall".
Human Rights Watch in Kashmir, a pilot project initiated in 1988 to record Human Right violation in Kashmir and to raise the voice of concern. Human right violations were monitored and collected from news reports by international media, including all India Radio - Srinagar & Delhi, Doordarshan TV Srinagar & Delhi, Pakistan TV, Kashmiri daily and weekly newspapers. Important news, newspaper/magazine articles and columns highlight different aspects of Kashmir issue; freedom movement and human rights violation in Kashmir have been reproduced and distributed by the council, on various occasions. A compilation of such articles and news items titled “Kashmir! Cry Freedom “has been published. This was a pilot project which motivated many others to do such activities. This project was declared successfully completed when a reasonable number of organizations dedicated themselves to this particular job. Mr. Mustahsan Aqeel & Mr. Mohsin Ali Mirza participated in it actively
EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED AREAS OF PAKISTAN by Dr Stephen Platt and Emily So
19 July 2006
The funding for this field trip was provided by the EPSRC. Dr Stephen Platt is Chairman of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and Emily So is a doctoral student at the Martin Centre, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge.
The main street through the town is bounded by a vertical wall of iver boulders which by some miracle hasn’t collapsed. Some tentsare still in evidence, but everywhere there is a huge amount of ebuilding. Commerce is thriving, teeming humanity throng thestreets, bumping and jostling into us as we squeeze past, trying to void by mown down by taxis and trucks. Tractors crawl along inthe heavy traffic hauling heavy duty trailers full of grey sand dug rom the bed of the river Jeelum. People making money. Rich andpoor making their way in different ways.
Mubashar Lone, our contact from Burnley for Kashmir, takes us to hotel to meet his friend, a Kashmiri surgeon who also works for KCT, the Kashmir Charitable Trust. The hotel is huge with a wide errace overlooking the river. There are signs of cracking in thewalls that have been patched and inside there is a major repair and efit programme going ahead.Chella Bandi, suburb of Muzaffarabad hella Bandi is a suburb of Muzaffarabad about a mile from the town entre. We are shown signs of damage from the road side and theinterviewers are dispatched in pairs along different side streets. ost of the houses are damaged and some have collapsed entirely.Many are still in tents. Those that own their houses and land arecamped in the cleared ruins of their homes. Those from the landslide area which completely wiped out their community are in smalltented camps.
We are being shepherded around by a couple of young coordinators rom KCT who have been working here . We are introduced to a young man in his late twenties called Rajah Kalim who invites us to ee his home. His was the richest and most influential family in the community.
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM FROM 3rd APRIL,2006.
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.