Profile

farooq rehmani kashmir leader

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani
Convener All Parties Hurriet (Freedom) Conference AJK/Pak Chapter/Chairman J&K People’s Freedom League

POB: Bandipora Kashmir, a hamlet over the bank of Wullar lake Asia’s famous sweet water lake.

Objective: To struggle for the freedom and right of self determination for Jammu and Kashmir.

Education

•        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.

Political Activities

•        President Kashmir Students Association 1957-1960 Participated in significant Kashmir movement activities in 1960s.

•        Fought Assembly Election of J&K legislative assembly from Lal Chowk Constituency in Feb 1972. After a large scale rigging by the Indian State missionary was declared defeated by a margin of 72 votes and wrote an article titled “Fraud of 72 in 1972.”

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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