Touseef Mehraj



Touseef is a young policy activist with over ten years of political activism experience. He was born and raised in Baramulla, the oldest town in northern Kashmir. 

He come from a humble background— and has fought very hard and is now known and respected for his work and his impartial views on politics and society. Touseef has a deep understanding of Kashmir's society, history, culture and politics. 

BARAMULLA TOWN -ELECTED MAYOR: 

As mayor of the town of Baramulla, Touseef provided high-end and efficient services to the people. His work focuses primarily on improving the quality of life for all by ensuring safety, cleanliness and sustainability practices. He made sure that the municipal operations were transparent and effective. He met regularly with the public and included them in the decision-making process for improving and developing the town.

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (IVLP)- ALUMNI:

Touseef took part in one of the U.S. State Department's prestigious programs, IVLP, in February 2020. During his time in the United States, he visited many states, held discussions with policymakers, politicians, community leaders and student activists. 

JK POLICY INSTITUTE (JKPI) - CO-FOUNDER: 

JKPI’s work sits at the intersection of research, policy and government. He was able to bring together resources to lead this novel initiative. He also supervises the running of the organization. 

GLOBAL YOUTH FOUNDATION- FOUNDER:

About ten years ago, Touseef started an advocacy group Global Youth Foundation (GYF) in Srinagar. 

J&K AIMA- ADVISOR:

He served as an advisor to Jammu and Kashmir AIMA, the organization organizes dialogues among Kashmir clerics. 

KAICIID:

In February 2020, he was selected as a youth leader from South Asia in the Dialogue for Peace workshop organized by KAICIID in Rishikesh.