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Unlock Democracy Council (East constituency)
Rodell Board of Directors
Who I am:
I born in Mirpur Azad Kashmir (State of Jammu & Kashmir part occupied by Pakistan) I was based in Johannesburg from 1993 - middle of 1995. I moved in UK in middle of 1995 permanently and settled in Bradford. I did my Masters degree in 2008 in “International Politics & Security Studies” with optional module “International Terrorism”. I am doing my PhD research on “Hard to reach communities British Muslims (Kashmiri) issues of 4th and 5th generation born & bred in UK and Processes to Radicalistaion”. I am student member of UNISON trade union and UCU. I worked to highlight grassroots issues.
Why I am standing for Unlock Democracy's Council:
Key issues needs highlighting is that the level of Radicalisation among Kashmiri Diaspora community as compared to other Muslim communities has increased in last decade due to the continuous denial of their National Identity in the ethnic monitoring systems and non-recognitions of their ethnic and cultural heritage in the U.K.
Generally this Community is hard-working, entrepreneurial and their family structures are very closely knitted. They organised on self-help basis more than any other Black and Ethnic Minority community in U.K. Traditionally Muslim Kashmiri Diaspora community are predominantly following Sufism and less vulnerable to extremist radicalisation due to their strong influence in majority of UK Mosques / Islamic centre management committees. There is a need to build on these positive strengths and a comprehensive appreciative research to explore capacity issues among Muslim Kashmiri Diaspora community will help in developing sustainable programmes to strengthen the existing mechanism among Kashmir Diaspora community to deal with emerging challenges of radicalisation.
British Kashmiri Youth confused because of lake of their identity in UK & Europe.
They need to be engage in Political, civic & civil society engagement We need to focus in De-Radicalisation young angry British born Kashmiri and we need to engage with them.
Why I am standing for Rodell Board of Directors:
I want to learn and understand how Rodell Property income expends in wider political projects and how we can focus on HARD TO REACH COMMUNITY living in UK about political awareness. I am very active in my local community. Local, national and trans-national issues related to community affairs always my area of interest. Because of my experience in political campaigns, trade union activities and public relations, I get on well with people from different social and cultural backgrounds. As I have progressive and liberal approach, I can play an important role in eradicating extremism and misunderstandings between the Muslim Community and the host community.
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