About us

Formation of JKSM 
The constitution of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement  (JKSM) was presented on May to 29, 2002, before the members of the organisation. After detailed discussion, it was unanimously adopted on 19 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1423.i.e.June 01, 2002, when it was but to practice.
Aims and Objectives

The target of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement is to free the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the unjust usurpation of India being the internationally recognized disputed territory having been recognized as such by the U.N. charter as well as that of NAM (Non Aligned Movement) .
The Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement makes every effort to mollify the state of uncertainty in the area and will struggle to explore permanent solution of the Kashmir problem in accordance with the wishes of a kashmiri people.

Organisational Structure

Vice Chairmen
Secretary General
Secretary Finance
Institutions of Organisation
Supreme Council
Executive Council
Working Committee
International Diaspora

JKSM in Sacrifices

On August 2000, Farooq Mircha a born politician and a very close associate of
Abdul Majid Dar was kidnapped and assassinated before the formation of  Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement on 24th July 2001, Commander Masood a writer an intellectual and deputy of Abdul Majid Dar was killed in custody by security forces before the announcement of Salvation Movement.  On 3rd August 2002, one of Dar Sb's solleagues namely Asgar Abdur Rehman was picked and killed by unseen hands at Sumbal road.

On 3rd March 2003, Abul Majid Dar was assassinated by unknown gunmen at his residence in Sopore town of Baramulla distirct.

On 18th May 2004, Muhammad Ayub Banday, the Vice Chairman of JKSM was killed by some unknown armed men in a public meeting.

On 24th October 2004, Rouf Rasool Bhat Chief Spokesman of JKSM was killed by unknown gunmen at his residence. On January 2005, Active worker of JKSM Abdur Rasheed Dar (Sameer Khan) was killed by unidentified gunmen at his residence Puhroo, Chadoora.

On 27th Jan 2005, Sheikh Shabir Ahmad was picked up and killed in custody by 29 RR Pattan camp, on 5th April 2005, Gh Rasool Khan Tehsil President of Pahalgam of JKSM was killed by some unknown gunman at his residence Pahalgam.

On 14th May 2005, elder brother of Zaffar Akbar Bhat (Chairman JKSM), a famous businessman and social leader Hajji Abdul Ghani Bhat was shot dead by unknown militants at his office Bagh-i-Mehtab.

On 17th May 2005, at residence of Hajji Abdul Ghani Bhat, when APHC leaders were addressing a condolence meeting, a hand grenade was thrown at huge gathering by unknown persons in presence of security forces.
Two civilians (M. Aslam Khan and Imteyaz Ahmad Dar) were killed on the spot and 32 were injured.

On 23rd May 2005, Mushtaq Ahmed Mir Alias Mushtaq Baba, District President (JKSM) of Islamabad was shot dead by unidentified militants at General Bus Stand Islamabad.
 This is how a political and a moderate organization is targeted and its cadres are assassinated one by one. It is not understood as to what cause is being served by eliminating the real force of the current movement who upheld the ideas of peace, reconciliation and negotiation rather than the violence and confrontation.

Kashmir Dispute And The Role of JKSM
Kashmir is known all over the world as the paradise on earth because of its scenic beauty of grand and magnificent mountains. The geographical position of Kashmir has a distinct and in some respects a unique character. the state of Jammu and Kashmir encompasses mountainous region of 86,000 sq. mile's with borders touching the Soviet, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan. After the British rule when India and Pakistan emerged as the two sovereign countries in 1947, the Jammu and Kashmir state became the disputed territory between the two countries. Three wars were fought on this territory instead of the fact that the case is pending before the United Nations and resolutions thereof, stand by.

The fate of Jammu Kashmir is a long standing issue in the UN Resolution and the issue has become the flash point between the two nuclear powers of neighbouring South Asian countries. It is the prime dispute that has time and on worsened the relationship of the two countries similar culture and heritage. Both India and Pakistan are claiming the disputed territory as their integral part since six decades so as to rule the same and the politicians and the religious fanatics of both the countries exploited the situation of Jammu and Kashmir for their political benefit and survival. With the course of time religious, cultural and ethnical hatreds between the people of both the countries were created and the armed race between the two countries touches its peak.
The issue of Jammu and Kashmir remained unresolved since 1947. Neither the UN resolutions were implemented nor the agreements between the two countries were honoured and the Jammu and Kashmir issue become more and more complex and cause of tension for the whole world. The peace measures if any between the two countries were always at the verge of collapse due to the rigid approach of both the countries over the dispute.
As a matter of fact this chronic issue has never been addressed properly neither by India and Pakistan nor the International community has over been bold to settle the issue. Consequently, the unresolved issue rendered the people of Kashmir to become sandwiched between the confrontation of India and Pakistan. Obviously, ignoring the intensity and need for a just resulting of the issue, the world community is committing the crime of ignorance and silence.
 No doubt the ongoing-armed struggle has drawn the attention of the world community towards Kashmir but its repercussions for the local population have proved terribly damaging. Instead of bringing some hope of peace the increasing violence has brought lots of miseries to the people of Kashmir. Unfortunately continuous blood shed does not seem to be ending in near future. It is taking lives of common people, intellectuals and what not. The world is moving fast towards prosperity and progress but here in Kashmir effects of militancy are seen in new generation and the very life of Kashmiris has got strained in the conflict. This is not out of place to mention here that when the hostilities between India and Pakistan reached its peak after the Kargil conflict and the two countries were at the brink of an atomic war, the world community and powers used their good offices to stop the same. With the result the two countries found no way out except to start the dialogue process and settle the issue peacefully and amicably.
An atmosphere of trust was created when a veteran militant commander and groomed politician Abdul Majid Dar announced an historical unilateral ceasefire on behalf of the largest indigenous militant organization Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on 24th July 2000.

International Community, world powers and NGOs welcomed the Ceasefire and emphasized on both the countries to respond positively and avail the opportunity of solving the issue. When the modalities of the Ceasefire were being worked out between Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Government of India and when the effect of Ceasefire brought a considerable relief to the people of Kashmir, a certain group with a vested interest based on both sides of Kashmir feeling disturbed and tried to sabotage the historical initiative taken in the direction of achieving peace.
The efforts of sabotage surfaced when Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahudin withdrew the Ceasefire and again paved the way for bloodshed. This withdrawal announcement of Ceasefire and the ideological differences resulted in vertical split of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and provided an opportunity to Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Chairman (Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement) to emerge as the moderate organization.
On the basis of this moderate ideology, we re-organized the jail release freedom fighters and gave it a shape of a political organization. Thereafter on 29th May 2002 we announced the formal launching of this political organization under the name “Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement” with the aims and objectives as under:

Salvation Movement is a political organization working under a democratic constitution and would function irrespective of the barriers of caste, creed and colour.

Salvation Movement provides a political platform to all those who shun violence and fight politically for the just solution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Salvation Movement is putting in all efforts to rehabilitate all ex-freedom fighters.

Salvation Movement believes that solution of Jammu and Kashmir will be found in tripartite talks between India Pakistan and Kashmirs as its prime party.

From the day of its formation Salvation Movement suffered heavy losses of its cadres and leaders at the hands of some unidentified forces and Indian security agencies. Below mentioned are some names of activists of the organization who sacrificed their lives for the ideology of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement.

This is how a political and a moderate organization is targeted and its cadres are assassinated one by one. It is not understood as to what causes is being served by eliminating the real force of the current movement who upheld the ideas of peace, reconciliation and negotiation rather than the violence and confrontation.


The Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) appeals to the Governments of India and Pakistan, world community, UN Secretary General and all the NGOs fighting against violence and inhumanity to make efforts to safeguard the lives of those who work for a peaceful, political and just solution of Kashmir dispute and for the honour and dignity of people of Jammu and Kashmir.