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Kashmiri-American Council

http://www.kashmiri.com/

Mission Statement

“The Kashmiri‑American Council (KAC) is a not‑for‑profit organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness in the U.S. about the struggle of the people of Kashmir for self‑determination. It is also dedicated to the promotion of social contacts among families with Kashmiri ancestry settled across the country, regardless of their religious and political affiliations. Its objectives are:

To support the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to decide their future by a fair vote, free from external coercion or intimidation under the impartial supervision of the United Nations.

To promote the unity of all Kashmiris, irrespective of their political and ethnic preferences, in adherence to the principle of self‑determination.

To draw the attention of the United States Government and US Congress to the need to take an active and principled stand on the issue, support the peaceful settlement of this dispute by helping bring all concerned parties to the negotiating table, namely Governments of India and Pakistan and the accredited leadership of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to encourage active leadership by the United States in the peace process.

To urge the President of the United States to designate a Special Envoy of recognized international standing and experience - like President Carter, Lady Thatcher or President Nelson Mandela - to visit the State of Jammu and Kashmir, investigate the situation with regard to the observance of political rights and to submit a factual report to the President.

KAC derives its support from Americans who believe in peace, democracy, justice, and above all, in the right of self‑determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.  KAC has over 37,000 active members spread all across America.

KAC considers the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) as the authentic and legitimate voice of the majority of the people of Kashmir. It has advocated contacts between Hurriyet leadership and the leadership of the Dogra, Buddhist and Kashmiri Pandit communities.”

Mission Source:
Personal correspondence
Expenditures Source:
2009 IRS Form 990, Total Expenses

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 1990

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $332,706

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Washington, D.C.