Los Angeles: The Chief Spokesperson of Kashmir Global Council, Dr. Humaira Gowher in a statement said that New York based political advocacy group Kashmir Global Council board members met in Los Angeles to take stock the present movement in Kashmir. After consolations it was unanimously announce that Farooq Siddiqi will head the organisation as President while Mufti Showkat Farooqi will be Vice president and Altaf Qadri will function as Secretary, said by Chief Spokesperson, Dr. Humaira Gowher.
Dr. Humaira Gowher after the meeting said in a statement the group will endeavour to bring forth the Kashmir issue internationally as well as within India, Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir. They will support the popular aspiration of Kashmiri people that is to restore the status of Kashmir as a sovereign country as it existed before the partition of Indian subcontinent.
According to statement the Political Advocacy Group has come to existence after eight months of demanding discourse between Kashmiri Diaspora with different schools of thought and view points. They all eventually came to agreement to pursue with the vision to establish a free, Independent, peaceful, just and a prosperous Kashmir while pursuing with a mission of advocating for the fundamental right of self-determination and freedom for the people of Kashmir based on the internationally accepted democratic principles and universal values.
Dr. Gowher further said that Diaspora community from North America met in Niagara Falls on August 13th, 2016 that set the vision and mission for the political advocacy while different tasks were assigned to different groups to formulate the standards of functionality of the organisation. Later on September 25th 2016 in New York meeting the mission and vision was adopted and subsequently the organisation was registered in the State of New York keeping in view the vicinity of United Nation and their representative mission’s resident in New York City.
The statement said that there will be Chapters and Chapter heads globally in various cities where ever Kashmiris have settled who will work to raise the international profile of Kashmir by campaigns, seminars and conferences. It will plan to educate and inform the opinion makers, governments and appropriate institutions of potential threat to security of South Asia and the region in the absence of resolution of Kashmir.
This organisation, the statement added will provide Kashmiris a common platform for raising the Kashmir issue and highlighting the Human Right abuses globally and provide opportunity to be part of global Kashmir community through memberships that will generate a unified voice and political stand and will resonate in unison, irrespective of color creed, gender, ethnic, linguistic or religious background.