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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

Cruel to continue to detain Mehbooba Mufti: Omar Abdullah

March 25, 2020 9:48 am

Taking to Twitter, the Omar said, “It’s callous and cruel to continue to detain Mehbooba Mufti and others at a time like this.There was never much justification to detain everyone in the first place and none at all to keep them detained as the country enters a 3-week lockdown.”

J&K: Farooq Abdullah meets Mehbooba Mufti’s family

March 18, 2020 3:57 am

Abdullah, who was released last week after remaining under detention for 221 days, drove to the Mufti residence late afternoon on Tuesday and spent more than an hour there.

National outlook, ready to deal with Delhi: New party launched in J&K

March 09, 2020 4:52 am

Bukhari refused to comment on whether New Delhi was behind the initiative for a new political force in Jammu and Kashmir, or not.

Another picture of Omar Abdullah sporting unkempt beard surfaces on social media

March 06, 2020 6:30 pm

In the fresh picture as well, Omar Abdullah is seen with an unkempt beard. The earlier photo, taken in winter, showed the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister in the snow.

SC notice to J&K on plea challenging Mehbooba Mufti detention under PSA

February 27, 2020 2:33 am

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Vineet Saran and M R Shah, which took up the plea by Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti, asked her counsel why she had not approached the J&K High Court.

SC issues notice to J-K on plea challenging Mehbooba Mufti detention under PSA

February 26, 2020 12:40 pm

Iltija had filed a habeas corpus petition in the top court challenging the government's order on February 5 for invoking the Public Safety Act (PSA) against Mehbooba Mufti.

Govt attitude to be blamed if Kashmiris gravitate towards Pakistan: Mehbooba Mufti's daughter

February 19, 2020 8:38 am

Iltija, 31, who was in Delhi, professed respect for Prime Minister Narendra Modi but said it seems he is “either being misled or is wilfully misleading the country”.

In PDP leader’s PSA file: Referred to Geelani book, criticised Amit Shah

February 12, 2020 7:19 am

Naeem Akhtar, a close aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is among those detained since August 5 last year, following the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370.

PSA detentions in J&K: One High Court judge quashes orders, another upholds

February 11, 2020 11:44 am

Two earlier judgments related to the PSA, passed by a single-judge bench of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, had quashed administrative orders, underlining that preventive detention “cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial”.

A bizarre case

February 11, 2020 11:08 am

Grounds for slapping PSA on former CMs in Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti only underline how scandalous their continued detention is

MEHBOOBA MUFTI PHOTOS

BJP severs ties with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

June 19, 2018 7:48 pm

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

February 24, 2016 10:28 pm

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.

MEHBOOBA MUFTI VIDEOS

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

January 20, 2019 10:40 am

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

March 25, 2020 3:24 pm

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

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

March 25, 2020 3:24 pm

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'

November 04, 2018 4:35 pm

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

May 17, 2018 5:01 pm

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

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

January 11, 2016 1:00 pm

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

January 11, 2016 12:24 pm

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

January 11, 2016 12:24 pm

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

January 11, 2016 12:24 pm

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.