Pyare Foundation


Sh. Pyare Lal Kaul

Life Background


Was truly, even literally, J&K state’s socialist stalwart.


A fearless freedom fighter, intellectual par excellence.


Jammu & Kashmir’s top-most constitutional lawyer.


Some of his prominent published books are “Kashmir War or peace”, “Crisis in Kashmir”, “KashmirTrail and Travail” and, “Kashmir-Ke-Shab-e-Roz.” (This book was written in Urdu) His last two books “Twenty Years in Exile” and “Fire and fury” were left incomplete.

Political Background

Served as the General Secretary of Janata Party and Janata Dal in state J&K with which India's top socialist leaders like Jai Prakash Narayan, Madhu Dandwate and Mr. Patwardhan were associated.
Peasantry class party was headed by Chaudhary Charan Singh and Pyare Lal Kaul was the Vice President of the party in the State of J&K.
Founded his own party National struggle front in 1997.
Chairman of the joint council of Kashmiri Pandits in 2001.

Famous Court Cases

Filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the J&K government praying for the scrapping of Article 370.
Ban on Vishwa Hindu Parishad in J&K.
PIL against Greater Autonomy of J&K state in the supreme court.
Genocide of Kashmiri pandit before national human right commission Delhi.


Shaheed Prem Nath Bhat Memorial Trust.
Fair and frank journalist award by CM of Delhi Sahib Singh Verma.
A citation was given by Mr. P.L. Handoo (Law and parliamentary affair minister J&K).
Recognized by Kashmiri Samiti at the international Kashmiri pandit conference in Delhi.
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