Mir Junaid

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Mir Junaid
President of Jammu and Kashmir Workers Party
Assumed office
5 February 2020
Personal details
Born (1991-01-02) 2 January 1991 (age 31)
Langate, Kupwara district, Jammu and Kashmir, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyJammu and Kashmir Workers Party
Alma materUniversity of Kashmir[1]
OccupationPolitician
Websitetwitter.com/MirJunaidJKWP

Mir Junaid (born 2 January 1991) is a writer, a Kashmiri activist[2], a lawyer[3] and a Indian politician based in Jammu and Kashmir. He is currently the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Workers Party.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Mir Junaid hails from Langate in Kupwara district of the current Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[6] Junaid studied law at the University of Kashmir.[1] [7]

Political career[edit]

Mir Junaid has been politically involved from a young age, being both a youth activist and youth leader locally. He has been an activist for over 14 years.

Junaid was previously a member of the National Students' Union of India, the student wing of the Indian National Congress, before leaving.[8]

He was initially and continues to be a vocal supporter of the Indian governments decision to abrogate article 370 and 35a stating, “I believe that the removal of Articles 370 and 35-A gave the people of Jammu and Kashmir a kind of liberation from political dynasts. The weaker sections of the society who are deprived will benefit from the move.”[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Junaid, Mir (19 July 2020). "Gilgit Baltistan: The exploited orphan".
  2. "Kashmiri activist slams Pak in meeting with envoys, says it has no locus standi on Article 370". ANI News.
  3. "Booming young guns". The Week. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  4. "Blood on our hands". Greater Kashmir. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  5. "Jammu and Kashmir Workers Party set for mainstream political foray in J&K - The Week". www.theweek.in.
  6. "Political parties misled people in Kashmir for decades, says youth Kashmiri activist". ANI News.
  7. "Plea to allow incoming calls in J&K - The Hindu".
  8. Zargar, Ipsita Chakravarty & Safwat. "Special Report: In Kashmir, who are the leaders of the new political 'mainstream'?". Scroll.in.
  9. "Removal of Article 370 gave hope: J&K youth activists". 8 October 2019.
  10. "Leaders and thinkers of J&K bat for interfaith dialogue : The Tribune India".


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