Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti is former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the first woman to hold the role in her state. She is the president of Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party. Outside politics, she has a degree in law from University of Kashmir. Before she became chief minister, her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed held the position. He passed away in January 2016, following which governor's rule was placed upon the state. Mehbooba Mufti succeeded her father to the role

in April 2016 and in June she won an assembly seat Anantnag.

Mehbooba Mufti News

Daughter tweets from Mehbooba handle, seeks info on detentions

“Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister J&K to whom this twitter handle belongs has been detained since 5th August 2019 without access to the account. This handle is now operated by myself, Iltija daughter of Ms Mufti with due authorization,” read the tweet from Mehbooba’s handle.

J&K: Mufti’s daughter writes to Centre on behalf of mother, seeks info on number of arrests

"In my meeting with her, my mother expressed concern at the number of detentions and arrests (and in particular the reports of detention of children)that have taken place in the state," she wrote.

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Mehbooba daughter free to meet her, not so free to move around: SC

The bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer, however, said that “so far as moving around in other parts of Srinagar is concerned, the petitioner would be free to do so subject to requisite permission from the district authorities as and when necessary.”

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija allowed to meet her in Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti's family members were recently allowed to meet her "twice" at Chesmashahi hut, government sources have told The Indian Express.

J&K: Omar, Mehbooba met their family members twice, says official

“They were allowed to meet after the family members approached the administration for permission. The families met them twice recently. They can meet the detainees twice a week,” a senior official said.

J&K Governor Malik not involved in detention or release of any person: Raj Bhavan

A Raj Bhavan spokesperson further said that the Governor had no communication with Abdullah and Mufti, while terming as "false and baseless" as news item in this regard. Both the leaders were put under house arrest following the Centre's move to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

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J-K: Govt makes first contact with Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

The sources said while panchayat elections held last year were seen as a “success”, it will be a while for the panch and sarpanch to build any sizeable political base. “That’s a few years away. Right now, we need leaders to spread the right message,” another source said.

Detained in Jammu and Kashmir: Three former CMs, ex ministers, MLAs, Mayor

While there are talks within the government on easing the security clampdown in the state after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, there is no official word yet on when the detained leaders will be released.

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah on detention: 'Humiliating... threatened with dire consequences'

In her letter to Amit Shah, Intija wrote, "Security personnel have cited my interviews to various media portals and newspapers as the reason for my detention. In fact, I have been threatened with dire consequences if I speak up again."

Quiet, lonely Eid for Farooq and Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti

The three leaders were detained after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and proposed that the state be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Mehbooba Mufti Photos

BJP severs ties with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hands in her resignation minutes after the BJP pulled out of the state government.

Budget session: Opposition turns up the heat on Government

With the row over the JNU sedition case and the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula setting the stage for a stormy start to the Budget session.

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Mehbooba Mufti Videos

‘Why does a boy pick up the gun? It’s not about Burhan Wani... need to address idea behind him’

In this edition of Idea Exchange, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti dismisses any future alliance with the BJP, asserts that there has to be some dialogue with separatists and also acknowledges that Pakistan is important in resolving the Kashmir crisis.

Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

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J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Centre announces ceasefire in J&K with militants during Ramzan, CM Mehbooba Mufti thanks Rajnath, Modi and other stakeholders

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a ceasefire with militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

Express Adda with Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu &Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday that “the real secular DNA of India” is not going to change, and that she had total faith in it. She also suggested that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should “take a back seat” in its action against separatists in the Valley, to facilitate an […]

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J-K Govt. formation: PDP will have to take first step: Ram Madhav

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Monday put the onus on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) over the formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir, and said that they do not have any objection to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti becoming the Chief Minister. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had earlier rubbished rumours of the PDP setting tough conditions for the BJP if they want to continue the alliance in the state.

Not mandatory for daughter to become CM: Swamy on J-K crisis

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and become the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

Not mandatory for daughter to become CM: Swamy on J-K crisis

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and become the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

Not mandatory for daughter to become CM: Swamy on J-K crisis

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said it is not mandatory for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti to follow her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's footsteps and become the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Swamy further said that both parties should sit and decide on the next Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

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