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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

BJP slams Mufti, says she is instigating youth to pelt stones

May 13, 2022 1:44 am

“She is in fact instigating Kashmiri youth to come on the road and indulge in stone pelting,’’ said senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of the erstwhile J&K state, Nirmal Singh.

If taking away mosques helps solve problems, let them: Mehbooba Mufti

May 12, 2022 1:12 pm

We do not need a building to pray, do not give right-wing groups cause for violence, says former J&K CM

Muslims facing onslaught from BJP, its 'militant' political arms: Mehbooba Mufti

May 01, 2022 8:02 pm

Expressing grief over the killing of the armed forces personnel, Mehbooba said they were becoming cannon fodder because of the failure of the leadership.

NC, PDP suggest joint front in polls; Mufti says must hold off BJP

April 28, 2022 8:25 am

The NC and PDP are the two main constituents of the PAGD, which also includes the CPM and Awami National Conference.

Sanjay Raut targets BJP over Mehbooba Mufti's comments on Kashmir

March 27, 2022 2:53 pm

Raut said Mufti had supported Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and still, the BJP had formed a government by forming an alliance with her party in Jammu and Kashmir

Hijab row: Omar, Mehbooba “disappointed” with Karnataka High Court verdict

March 15, 2022 4:06 pm

On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court dismissed the petition on hijab, upholding the ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions.

Government curbs choking media in J&K: Press Council panel

March 14, 2022 7:52 am

“There is also the threat of violence by the militants which acts as a deterrent,” the committee has said in its report that was submitted last week.

Delimitation panel's draft recommendations are an attempt to divide people of J&K: Mehbooba

February 14, 2022 1:53 am

Mehbooba Mufti also said that the hijab row has been created because it is the symbol and identity of a particular community and that she fears other Muslim symbols would be targeted after this.

J&K ex-CMs lose elite cover, force downsized

January 07, 2022 7:38 am

The SSG Act had been amended following the abrogation of J&K's special status, omitting the clause that the force provide security to former chief ministers and their families. It will continue to guard the CM and family.

J&K: 'Locked up' before sit-in protest, PAGD leaders take to Twitter

January 01, 2022 2:23 pm

The protest was organised after three National Conference (NC) MPs, including Dr Farooq Abdullah, met with the members of the commission in New Delhi on December 20.

MEHBOOBA MUFTI PHOTOS

Congress leaders, Mehbooba Mufti meet at Sonia Gandhi's residence to chalk out Oppn roadmap

April 19, 2022 7:22 am

Sources said the purpose of the meeting was to plan in advance for the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh later this year and in Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in 2023.

After being released from detention, here is how Mehbooba Mufti spent her day

October 14, 2020 5:28 pm

Mufti, along with the entire separatist and mainstream leadership, was detained by the J&K Police on August 5 last year; the day the Centre abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and downgraded the state into two Union Territories.

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’

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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'

June 22, 2020 6:12 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

June 22, 2020 6:25 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.

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