Banday Aaqib is a writer, activist and an lawyer/Advocate working on issues of Human Rights, youth empowerment. He completed his LLB from University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Since 2014, he has been publishing his write-ups in leading newspapers of the state of Jammu and Kashmir that include “Vale Echoes Elections“, which was published in Rising Kashmir.

He is presently working on disaster management program in Kashmir valley in order to train and prepare the people of Kashmir valley for any natural calamity as the vale is prone to many and falls in Earthquake zone 5/4.

Currently, Banday Aaqib is working as a lawyer at Syed Aijaz Hussain Associates. He is also the C.E.O. of an N.G.O. called Athwaas. In 2016 he founded an N.G.O. called Center for promotion of growth and development which works for the empowerment of the youth.