AIKS UPCOMING PROJECTS
We will continue our journey
AIKS Global E-Directory
Creating a Global E-Directory which is country specific, city specific.
Service delivery platform
Develop AIKS.org as Collaboration Service Information delivery platform
Establish 5 centers of Excellence Incubation for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Revive Heritage Centers
Prioritize and revive Heritage Centers in Kashmir.
community connect programme
Drive mentorship and community connect programme
Develop one of the first community roadmap for next 10 years
AIKS conclave an annual event with award ceremony
Revive traditional hindu cultural festivals like Dandiya
ALL INDIA KASHMIRI SAMAJ
All India Kashmiri Samaj was formed as a support organisation for the Kashmiri Samaj, and consisted of Kashmiri Pandits living outside Kashmir. The role of the Samaj was to create a nationwide awareness campaign about the communal violence against the pandits of Kashmir. The AIKS has also been campaigning for adequate representation of Kashmiri Pandit community in state legislation and civic bodies of Jammu and Kashmir.
There was no concept of forming a community based organization of Kashmiri Pandits till the beginning of 19th century. There were three important centres of KPs Population outside Kashmir• Bazaar Sita Ram of Delhi (Mughal Rule) • Kashmiri Mohalla of Lucknow (1775-1778-During the reign of Nawab Asaf-Ud- daula in Oudh) • Vachchuwali of Lahore (During reign of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh in Punjab) Most of them wielded considerable influence in the government as they were either employed as courtiers or big jagirdars that made them also financially better placed. The Kashmiri Pandits of Lucknow felt the need to protect their cultural identity and to strengthen the community bonds in the event of their being away from Kashmir. In September 1979, Justice P.N. Bakshi along with Pt. Omkar Nath Sharga paid a visit to Prof. Uma Shankar Kochak’s residence wher Pt. Prabhat Hakku was also present. Over a cup of tea, four of these persons floated the idea to form a body at the national level to bring about cultural unification and to check growing menace of inter-caste marriages in the community A two-day historic convention was held on 8th & 9th March 1980 at the residence of Justice Shiv Nath Katju, where All India Kashmiri Samaj was formally launched. Justice P.N Bakshi and Pt. O.N.Sharga were unanimously elected as its President and General Secretary respectively and Pt. Jyoti Mushran became its Founder Treasurer
To represent the mainstream voice of Kashmiri Pandits across the globe.
To protect the socio-cultural identity of the KPs.
To provide relief and support to deserving members of the community
To reclaim our legitimate space in the valley – Social, Cultural, Economical & Political.
ALL INDIA KASHMIRI SAMAJ PUBLICATIONS
All India Kashmiri Samaj has been following the debate about the Indian ethos of tolerance with great trepidation. What has added fuel to the fire has been the decision taken by many litterateurs/ artists/ intellectuals to return their national awards in protest against the ‘Rising Intolerance’ in the Indian society. India has and will continue[…]
A meeting of AIKS core group and some other Biradari members connected with the ongoing case in the Hon Supreme court of India, concerning the distress sale of properties by the displaced KPs, was held at J N Memorial Hall, KECSS, Pamposh Enclave, on 12 Sept 2015. The aim was to receive a cross section[…]
Update on AIKS Civil Writ Petition in Supreme Court The Civil Writ Petition filed by AIKS against Union of India & ANR No. 534 of 2006 came up for next hearing on 28th August 2015, AIKS was represented by Shri T. K. Ganju, Sr. Advocate and others. The following points were discussed. a) Distress Sale[…]
Concentrix Volunteers of Project UTSAV with All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) brings a one day program Programme Objective: – To enable youngsters (Graduates/Professional) from economically weaker sections, rural areas and internally displaced communities, in transitioning from academics to a professional career path by providing them skilling and capability building workshops, in order to make them[…]
Over the years, particularly the last quarter century of our forced exile, our community has been furiously debating over the social media and various other fora about the trauma and the consequences of being thrown out of their homes and hearths in the happy Valley, the resultant socio-cultural and religious churning and transformation that deeply[…]
Kashmiri Hindus pushed into exile by radical muslims have been living the hard life away from natural habitat since January 1990. During years of exile Kashmiri Hindus have been forced to live in cramped places from spacious and ventilated traditional bungalows. During initial years of internal displacement from Kashmir many died due to snake bites and Sun[…]
In January 1986, sponsored Islamic fundamentalists orchestrated massive communal riots to push non-Muslim “infidels” out of Kashmir to create the Nizam-e-Mustafa (Muslim paradise). They burnt down nearly 300 homes of minority Hindus and two Hindu temples. State government, being run by the majority ( Muslims), covered it up. Muslims started unofficially renaming historically named cities to[…]
The history of Kashmir.