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IAKF Meeting With Senior Officials of the U.S. State Department PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00

Washington, D.C.
Source: Indo-American Kashmir Forum
For Immediate Release.

An IAKF representative met with senior officials of the U.S. State Department in the South Asia Bureau today to brief them on political and security issues as well as the law-and-order situation in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting lasted for over an hour during which many topical issues of the day were discussed,

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 20:44
Indo-American Kashmir Forum Pays Homage to Kashmiri Hindu Martyrs on the Balidan Divas PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 September 2008 00:00

Washington, D.C.
Source: Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF)
For Immediate Release:

Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF, in a meeting today paid homage to Kashmiri Hindu martyrs on the occasion of Balidan Divas. This is the day of somber remembrance for the Kashmiri Pandit minority; a day of infamy when Pakistani-trained Islamic Jehadis began a period of ethnic cleansing in Kashmir with systematic killing of community leaders and prominent citizens that began on September 14, 1989. Over 350,000 members of the community were made refugees in their own country, and even today--nearly two decades later--the situation remains unchanged.

Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF) salutes our Martyrs who lost their precious lives simply because they belonged to a different religion than Jihadis, and reaffirms its commitment to seek justice for the internally displaced community.
IAKF Board of Directors

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 21:05
Toronto Kashmiri Hindu Rally Against Islamists and for Political Empowerment of Displaced Kashmiris PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2008 00:00

Press release from IAKF corollary in Canada, ICKF--Indo-Canadian Kashmir Forum--after a highly successful rally in front of the Indian Embassy in Toronto on August 30, 2008.

Indo-Canadian Kashmir Forum (ICKF) and Kashmiri Overseas Association of Canada (KOAC) welcomes the agreement reached between the Jammu & Kashmir Governor’s appointed panel and Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangarsh Samiti (SAYSS) members that has led to the suspension of agitation by the SAYSS.
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:49
Kashmiri Hindus in Chicago Rally Supporting Right to Practice their Religion in Kashmir PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 August 2008 00:00

August 26th, 2008
Washington, D.C.
Source: Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF)
For Immediate Release:

Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF, rallied in Chicago, Illinois (USA) at India Day parade blaming Islamic extremists and terrorists for current turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir. Showing support of solidarity to Hindu pilgrims IAKF demanded that state government provide safe and clean facilities en route to the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Kashmir, India. Dozens of Americans of Kashmiri origin including kids, adults and seniors demonstrated at the parade, affected greatly by the distressful news from the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) where Islamic separatists and fundamentalists have brought state administration to their knees. Demonstrators holding placards and banners expressed their solidarity with demands of the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti, the group based in J&K that has coalesced to advocate for the rights of the minority Hindu population of the state. The placards highlighted the ethnic cleansing of Hindus in the valley and the demand for the transfer of land.

Reacting to hardliner faction of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s recent statements about Jammu and Kashmir being part of Pakistan, activists demanded that he be arrested for provoking masses against the Hindu minority in Kashmir valley. The situation in Kashmir valley is grave where Hindus are facing repeat of 1989 ethnic cleansing. Their numbers have been reduced from half million in 1989 to five thousand and is expected to reduce further due to current threatening, discrimination, demographic change inflicted by terrorists and Muslims of Kashmir. Reiterating their demand of safe return to Kashmir with dignity and respect volunteers and activists chanted slogans, Vande Matram, Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Kashmir Se KaniyaKumari Tak Bharat Aaek Hai, etc.

Volunteers handed out informative flyers to the local masses. IAKF expressed hope that the government of India will address the demands of Hindu pilgrims to Amarnath and cancel the land-allotment revocation order and restore the normalcy in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. IAKF also condemned role of certain Kashmiri separatist and pseudo-secularist politicians from the valley in engaging in false propaganda. IAKF reiterated that the agitation in Jammu province is a non-communal peoples’ movement led by the masses to reclaim their just rights.

IAKF Board of Directors




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