Our Partners

Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) is a Kashmiri Pandit civil society movement. We are not an organization but a collective movement. Our selfless volunteers are drawn from all major Kashmiri pandit organizations across the globe as also community members whether they are living in Jagati township or in California, London, Auckland or Brisbane. We are committed to the unity, diversity and sovereignty of India. Over the last 30 years we have watched with horror as the gun entered Kashmir. Its first target was the Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits. Over the arc of 30 years the gun expanded its reach and impact destroying everything that was precious in Kashmir. This greatest of evil was not nipped in the bud. In fact, the pattern of inaction revealed a purpose that seemed to show tacit complicity on the part of those in governance.

It is this realization which gave birth to GKPD twelve years ago in the year 2008 when we undertook a mammoth job of securing a unanimous resolution from MP state assembly in 2008.

Utpal Kaul

He is a social activist from his childhood days and is presently the India coordinator for the GKPD.

Known for his knowledge of the ancient history of Kashmir, he has published dozens of books on the region including reproducing many ancient philosophical, religious and sacred treatises.

Kashi Akhoon

Born and brought up in Kashmir, he is working to strengthen Kashmiri Pandit culture and traditions and has been participating actively in community building exercises and charitable activities for 37 years now.

An insurance professional since 1984, he was transferred to Faridabad from Kashmir in 1990 due to the turmoil in Kashmir. Worked in a public sector insurance company in various positions at different locations and superannuated in March 2020 as Senior Divisional Manager.

Shafalica Bhan Kotwal

Shafalica Bhan Kotwal is a psychiatrist by profession and at heart a staunch supporter of all efforts focussed on maintaining the rich culture and traditions of the Kashmiri Pandit community. Born and brought up in Srinagar she, like all of her family and friends had to leave her beloved homeland under duress on the 19th January 1989.

Since 2000 as a resident of United Kingdom she has endeavoured to strengthen the foundations of the Kashmiri Pandit community by participating in community building exercises and supporting all efforts to empower the marginalized community.

Nirja Kaul Sadhu

Nirja Kaul Sadhu, born and brought up in Rainawari, Srinagar has been a Community Activist and Organizer since the Exodus in January 1990. She lived in New Delhi before moving to Dubai in 2000 and to the US thereafter. She has been associated with KOA as a volunteer for several years and as Zonal Director for NJ/PA area for 2015-2016. With an aim to uphold KP traditions, heritage,culture and ethos, she has made a significant contribution in the revival of Kashmiri Music and Culture. She has lead many rallies in NJ/NY to highlight plight of KP’s and the Genocide inflicted on them.
Nirja, a proud daughter of Maej Kasheer believes in aligning people for causes that uplift our community and seek justice for our sufferings and our Honorable Return to Kashmir, a Vision that GKPD is diligently pursuing.