Muhammad Farooq Rehmani

محمد فارو ق رحمانی Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People's Freedom League and former Convener All Parties Hurriyat(Freedom) Conference (APHC), writer and journalist belongs to Onagam Bandipore(also spelled Bandipora,Bandipura,بنڈپور'بانڈی پورہ) Indian Kashmir, a hamlet over the bank of Wullar lake Asia’s famous sweet water lake.He is the author of several books, pamphlets and articles on Kashmir Conflict.

Senior Kashmiri Hurriyat Leader Farooq Rehmani.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Senior Kashmiri Hurriyat Leader presenting a memorandum to UN officials in Pakistani Kashmir.


Early Life

Early Schooling at Bandipora.Graduated from Prestigious Sri Pratab Singh College Srinagar (SP College) Kashmir university.Served as a Govt. Higher Secondary School teacher from 1961 to 1968.

As Journalist

  • Editor Weekly Azan Srinagar (1968–1973)
  • Chief Editor Daily Azan Srinagar (1973–1975)
  • Editor Monthly Nusrat-ul-Islam (1976–1978)
  • Editor Monthly Al-Balag-ul-Mubeen 1980]
  • Weekly Aflak Srinagar 1982 to 1989.

As Author

  • Azadi Ki Talash: An Urdu book published in 1982 in Srinagar and reprinted in Islamabad Pakistan in 1994.
  • Sheikh Abdullah Key Naqoosh 1988 Srinagar.
  • Kashmir Main Zalzaly Urdu Pamphlet 1988.
  • Angles on Kashmir (Islamabad 1991).
  • Safar Nama Istanbul (Islamabad 1991)
  • Odyssey of Freedom (1996)
  • Tehreek-e-Kashmir Pasmanzar Aur Hal (Islamabad 1997)
  • Kashmir Bhanwar Mein in Urdu (Oct.2000)
  • Kashmir-unruly Winds (Islamabad 2002)

Some Important News Paper Articles

  • Pakistan Du Rahey Per (1962).
  • Socialism Aur Islam (1967).
  • Islam Mein Haq-i-Khud Iradiyat Ka Tasawur (1967).
  • Kashmir Struggle-Assessment/Recommendations.
  • Studying various currents over Kashmir.
  • Kashmir Par Muzakarat Ka Tejziyeh Aur Teqazey.
  • Long Struggle of Freedom And its Status.
  • Chain of Election Drama’s in Kashmir.
  • Pakistan, Aur Maselah Kashmir Ekeesweny Sadhy Ki Dahleyz Per.
  • And many other articles.

Political Affiliation

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s League from July 1978. Drafted constitution of J&K People’s League in 1978 and its manifesto in 1991. Convener of Tehreek-e-Kashmir (Azad Kashmir Chapter) an eleven party alliance (1991–93). After renaming People’s League was elected Chairman of the J&K People’s Freedom League in May 2003. Joined All Parties Hurriet (Freedom) Conference (APHC) in May 2003. Elected as Convener APHC unanimously on 17 Nov 2003

Prison Life

  • 1968-1970 Under J&K Preventive Detention Act in the Interrogation centers of Gupkar and Bagimahtab Srinagar and central Jail Srinagar.
  • 1975- Under MISA in Police Lines Baramulla and central Jail Srinagar.
  • 1980 Under PSA in Police Station Kothi Bagh Sgr, Kathua Jail, Sub-Jail Heranagar and C. jail Srinagar.
  • 1985-1986 Under J&K PSA in Police Station Bandipore, Police Lines Baramulla, Dist. Jail Baramulla and Central Jail Srinagar.
  • 1988 Under PSA in Kothi Bagh and Sonawar Police Stations and Harinawas Interrogation Center and Central Jail Srinagar.
  • 1989-90 Under J&K PSA in Interrogation centers Gupkar,Harinawas Srinagar and Police Station Kothi Bagh Srinagar and Jammu Jail and High Security District Prison Udhampore.
  • Migration
  • To Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in 1991.
  • Foreign Conferences
  • Attended OIC foreign ministers conference Istanbul on 4–8 August 1991.
  • Attended OIC Summit Dakar 9, Dec. 1991.
  • Addressed Kashmir International Conference Bradford U. K. 9, July 1994, etc.
  • Addressed OIC Foreign Ministers Contact Group on Kashmir in New York at UN Head Quarters in Sep 2003 and 2004. And international Kashmir conference Capitol Hill Washington.
  • Participated in the 60th session of UNCHR in the Geneva in Mar-Apr 2004 as the Head of APHC Azad Kashmir/Pakistan Chapter.
  • This is in addition to various national conferences and seminars in Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir.

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