The World Kashmir Awareness Forum strives to increase awareness of the human rights violations being perpetrated in the region of Kashmir, with the goal of bringing about change, improving conditions on the ground, and ultimately ending the misery and hardships faced by the Kashmiri people.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Mir is an Akron, OH based Gastroenterologist and President of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, an Ohio-based 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing information on Kashmir and advocating for Kashmiris in the region and throughout the diaspora. Born and raised in Kashmir, Dr. Mir’s activism began at age 16, as the organizer of the Sopore chapter of the Kashmiri Students and Youth League.
Since then, and after immigrating to the United States in 1974, Dr. Mir has held numerous prominent positions in the nonprofit and advocacy realm. These include Founding Chairman of the Founders Committee for the Islamic Society of North America, Founding Co-Chair of the Northeast Ohio Jewish-Muslim Dialogue alongside Temple Israel, and Secretary General and President of the London-based World Kashmir Freedom Movement.
During his medical career, Dr. Mir served as the Chief of Gastroenterology, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, member of the board of trustees, and co-chairman of the physician leadership group at Barberton Citizens Hospital in northeastern Ohio. Dr. Mir retired from medical practice in 2019 to work for the Kashmir cause full time. The majority of his extended family continues to reside in Kashmir, but due to his outspoken activism, Indian authorities have prevented him from returning to the region for over 30 years.
Khalid Qazi, MD, MACP
Imtiaz A. Khan, PhD