In 2016, amidst the efforts of aggressor countries to suppress the authentic voice of Kashmiris on social media, the concept of the Kashmiriat website emerged. It was a time when Kashmiri history books were being banned in Azad Kashmir, while in Indian-Occupied Kashmir, journalists faced daily challenges, including restrictions on newspapers and magazines. The founder of Kashmirit.com, Zafar Rathore, initially led the initiative alongside Jawad Ahmed Paras. However, Zafar Rathore, associated with the IT department, relocated to the USA, resulting in a temporary halt in Kashmirit’s operations.
Towards the end of 2017, Jawad Ahmed Paras took the reins of Kashmirit website, endeavoring to revive and continue its work. Unfortunately, the twists and turns of life and circumstances prevented him from pursuing it permanently. The primary objective of Kashmirit is to foster unity within the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while also shedding light on the international stage on the movement for national independence. Furthermore, it aims to showcase the rich history, language, culture, civilization, cuisine, diverse nationalities, and other lesser-known aspects of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiriat serves as a valuable resource for individuals interested in the modern history of Jammu and Kashmir, aiming to provide a sense of community for those engaged with its recent past. This website extends its outreach beyond the confines of the campus and research institutes, welcoming anyone with an interest in Kashmir and its history. It maintains a non-partisan stance and embraces diverse perspectives and opinions. If you wish to get in touch with us, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.