CHAMELEON OF KASHMIR
Junaid was born in Barzul Srinagar in a pro freedom family. His father a prominent freedom writer, Abdul Majid Mattu and a member of a political party affiliated with the Hurriyat Conference.Junaid was educated in Burn Hall School, after which he joined Bishop Cotton in shimla.He got a scholarship to study in a Michigan State University in the United States.Junaid used to research for his father’s books which are very useful references when it comes to independent struggle of Kashmir, its history and the future.
He became friends with Mehboob Makhdoomi and Muzzammil Ayub Thakur, two guys from very illustrious backgrounds.While Mehboob’s grandfather belongs to Kashmir’s first political party Muslim Conference, Muzzammil’s father Ayub Thakur was exiled for his pro freedom stance by Sheikh Abdullah. Together along with other Kashmiris they formed World Kashmiri Student Association, a group that advocated political resolution of Kashmir and the end to the military occupation.Junaid used WKSA to lead a March to UNMogip office,with a memorandum that categorically sought freedom from India.