A Brief History Of Sudhanoti J&K


Sudhanoti District (also spelled Sadhnoti or Sudnoti District), meaning “Sudhan’s heartland” or “Sudhan’s heart region”), is one of the 10 districts of the Azad Jammu Kashmir Pakistan-administered territory of Kashmir.

Sudhanoti District Azad Kashmir is bounded by Poonch district in the north and east, Kotli district in the south, and Rawalpindi district in the Punjab province of Pakistan in the west. It is located 90 km (56 mi) from the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. It is connected to Rawalpindi and Islamabad through Azad Patan Road.

The headquarters of the district is the town of Palandri. It is at an altitude of 1,372 meters and is 97 km from Rawalpindi via Azad Patan Road. Palindri is connected to Rawalakot by a 64 km-long road.


The word Sudhanoti literally means “heart region of the Sudhans” Sudhan (tribe) Noti (heart region). Sudhanoti, whose first name was Bhan or (Brahman) then Bhagar Rajputs were defeated in the 13th century AD by the Pashtun Sadozai invaders and renamed Sudhanoti.

The state of Sudhanoti is one of the erstwhile ten states of Jammu and Kashmir, its history dates back to about 1200 years when Sudhanoti was ruled by Brahmins from 830 to 1105 AD.

Brahmin Raj was invaded by the Rajputs of hilly Punjab in 1005 and captured Siddhanoti in 1105. Defeated.


The Sadozai clan ruled Sudhanoti from 1360 to 1837, Siddhanuti was called the fully independent state of Sudhanoti from 800 to 1837, ending in the Third Sikh Sudhanuti War, in which fifty to thirty thousand Sadhuzais were killed. The Sikh Khalsa annexed the state of Poonch and brought it under the control of the Lahore government.

Later it was a tehsil of Jammu province from 1940 to 1947, then 1947 Sudhanoti became the capital of the Revolutionary Government of Azad Kashmir, which was the capital of the Revolutionary Government of Azad Kashmir from 1947 to 1949.

Administrative divisions

Sidhnuti district is divided into four tehsils:

Baloch Tehsil
Mang Tehsil
Palandri Tehsil
Trarkhel Tehsil

Population: As of the 2017 census, Siddhanoti has a total population of 297,584.

Language: The actual mother tongue is Pahari, spoken by an estimated 95% of the population.


According to Alif Elan Pakistan District Education Ranking 2017, Siddhanoti is ranked 34th out of 155 districts with an education score of 68.85. For facilities and infrastructure, the district ranks last with a very low score of 6.76.

Educational institutions In Sudhnoti:

Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST) Pallandri Campus, Sudhanoti District
Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Nerian Sharif is a chartered university located 125 km west of Islamabad.
University of Poonch (SM campus, Mang, Sudhanoti District) University of Poonch (SM campus, Mang, Sudhanoti District)