Ayaz Ahmed Mughal (born in Mahra, Tehsil Surankote Distt. Poonch) is an Indian social activist and journalist. He is renowned as noted RTI activist and was associated with Right to Information Movement in J&K and currently he is founder Chairman of Awake India, organisation working against the corruption and warning and educating the people at grossroot level and impart training to officials. Ayaz Mughal has trained thousands of people & around the state about the use of RTI. He has written many articles on RTI and other socio-political issues. He has the privilege to be part of the movement responsible for the appointment of first Chief Information Commissioner of J&K State Information Commission.
Ayaz Mughal was born in Village Mahra Distt Poonch. He completed his early studies in Poonch and then shifted to Doda & Jammu for higher education. He is post graduate in Political Science. From childhood, he had great interest in reading and writing and in social activities. He took part in the recent Assembly elections from Surankote Constituency as an Independent Candidate.
J&K RTI Act 2009 (amended in 2009) had been laying defunct and functionless without its head and RTI users around the state have to suufer a lot in seeking the information. He along with other activists met Hon’ble Governor NN Vohra, CM Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, Leader of Opposition seeking the appointment of the most awaited post of CIC of J&K SIC. As a result, on 27 January 2011, in a selection panel meeting, the G R Sufi was appointed as the first State CIC.