ISLAMABAD A photo book on exodus migration and migrants camps of Kashmiri people titled, Life in the Migrant Camps of AJK prepared by Mass Welfare Foundation (MWF) and IKV Pax Christi (IPC) was launched here on Tuesday. The chief guest, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Zulqarnain said that world community should take action of grass human rights violations of Indian brutal forces in occupied Kashmir. Addressing the launching ceremony, he said that Kashmiri people were waiting for wake up of world conscious, adding that uncertainty is still prevailing everywhere. The book quotes statements of migrants and also sites paragraphs from, as yet still rare, reports on migrants camps. It also refers to the report of eminent scholars of Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Khalid Rahman and Ershad Mahmud, Kashmiri Refugees: Facts, Issues and Future Ahead, Islamabad 2005, which reveals horrible figures of human rights violations by Indian forces in the occupied Kashmir. According to the data provided in this book only in May 2009, 4,307 families consisting over 19,454 persons migrated from different parts of the occupied Kashmir to Muzaffarabad, capital city of AJK, 973 families consisting over 5,302 persons migrated to district Bagh, 1,159 families of total 6,713 persons shifted to Kotli district, 640 persons to Mirpur district and 32,209 persons to Rawalakot district of AJK. The book further reveals that in 2009, the number of inhabitants of the camps stabilised around a total of ca. 32.200 persons. The number of females is far larger than the number of males. An average family counts 6 to 7 persons, but many of the women are widows and many children orphans. Most of the migrants arrived between 1990 and 2003. Ca. 80 per cent people who migrated and are in camps belong to Kupwara and Baramulla, other 20 percent are from other parts of Kashmir. The deadly earthquake of October 8th 2005, with a death toll of over 100,000, killed ca. 350 migrants and destroyed ca. 1,450 houses. It informed that possibilities for migrants to move to rental accommodation outside the camps was heavily frustrated in early 2006 due to the influx of international relief organizations who could afford high rent for their offices and residences. The book quotes a migrant in Ambore Camp, I lived in the camp for many years; I married and found a nice house in Muzzafarabad city for monthly rent of 3,000 PKR. But after earthquake of October 2005, rent increased up to 15,000 PKR: prices of rent, food, transport got high due to influx of NGOs and INGOs who could afford these prices. Thus, me and my family (my wife and two kids) had to return to the camp and live in one room with all four of us. Referring to some key reports prepared by Human Rights Organisations, President Zulqarnain said that India had committed grass human rights violations and discovery of 'Unknown Mass Graves was one of the worst examples of this. He regretted that Kashmiri migrants were much neglected by world body (UNO). He said that no significant assistance could be provided to these merciless Kashmiri migrants so far. He said that India was not allowing the independent commission and human rights organisation to visit the occupied Kashmir to examine the brutality of the Indian forces. Raja Zulqarnain said that landmines on the Line of Control were a big issue that should be solved immediately. A large number of Kashmiris lost their lives while crossing LOC, he added. He said that prevailing uncertainty forced the millions of people to migrate from their homes, which caused identity confusion among these Kashmiri migrants. Appreciating the work of Marjan Locus of Netherlands and Amna Farooq Shah, Chairperson MWF, he said that one could observe pitiable situation of oppressed Kashmiris by going through this newly published book of MWF 'Life in the Migrants Camps of AJK. It is pertinent to mention here that the said book is fruit of joined effort of Mass Welfare Foundation (MWF) and IKV Pax Christi (IPC) aiming to make the people in the migrant camps be seen and heard. The authors of the book claimed, The book is first in its kind: we hope it triggers attention of relevant key actors of local and international community for the needs, capacities and dreams of the population in the migrant camps.