Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti is the current 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 og 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.
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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Hope PM Modi’s remarks on lynchings is followed by punishment of culprits: Mehbooba Mufti

On Saturday, in an exclusive interview with news agency ANI, Modi had said, “Even a single incident is one too many and deeply unfortunate. Everyone should rise above politics to ensure peace and unity in our society.”

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Defending Article 35-A not confined to region, religion anymore: Mehbooba Mufti

“Heartening to know that two MLAs from BJP, Rajesh Gupta followed by Dr Gagan (Bhagat), have raised their voice in defence of Article 35-A,” Mehbooba Mufti wrote on Twitter.

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Attempt to fiddle with Article 35A would undermine basic structure of Constitution: Mehbooba Mufti

The Supreme Court Monday adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution to define “permanent residents” of the state.

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Mehbooba Mufti: Fiddling with J-K’s special status will have ‘catastrophic ramifications’

Mehbooba Mufti’s statement came days before a Supreme Court hearing on petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution, which grants special rights and privileges to the state’s residents.

J&K: Those creating Hindu-Muslim divide not real Dogras, says Mehbooba Mufti

Mufti said that those who “carry the Tricolour and support people who have committed crime with a little girl” only to create a divide between Hindus and Muslims are “not real Dogras”.

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Mufti to Modi: React positively to Imran’s gesture of friendship

Addressing party workers at Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir Park, Mufti also asked regional parties in the state to join hands and defend Article 35(A).

Urge PM Modi to accept Imran Khan's offer of 'friendship': Mehbooba Mufti

Urge PM Modi to accept Imran Khan’s offer of ‘friendship’: Mehbooba Mufti

“It is my request that he (Modi) should grab the opportunity and respond positively to the offer of friendship by Imran Khan,” Mehbooba Mufti said.

PDP in revamp mode, senior leaders likely to get key party posts

Day after office-bearers quit: PDP in revamp mode, senior leaders likely to get key party posts

Party insiders said some senior leaders who held portfolios in the previous Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government were likely to get key posts following the restructuring.

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Mehbooba uncle resigns as PDP vice-president, office-bearers follow

Seven PDP legislators had come out in the open against revolted against the party leadership after the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state fell, following the withdrawal of support by the saffron party.

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Kathua case: Parties call for review of appointment of defence counsel as AAG

Mehbooba Mufti’s party urged Governor N N Vohra to “review” the decision.

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J&K welcomed Mehbooba Mufti govt fall: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah added that both Jammu and Kashmir have been united in welcoming the fall of the Mehbooba Mufti government. “There are lessons in this, for us, as well as the previously ruling party.”

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Solve PDP’s internal conflicts before threatening Centre in name of terror: Ram Madhav tells Mehbooba

Calling Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks “unfortunate” and one based on “lies”, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav denied allegations that the BJP was trying to create a rift within PDP.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

BJP leader’s retort to Mehbooba: If you create one ‘Salahuddin’, we will send 10 Bhagat Singhs from Jammu

The BJP leader challenged Mehbooba Mufti to execute her threat, saying that “if you create one Salahuddin, we will send ten Bhagat Singhs from Jammu.”

Mehbooba Mufti to Centre: 'Don't try to break PDP, outcomes will be dangerous this time'

If Delhi tries to break PDP, outcome will be dangerous: Mehbooba Mufti

Emphasising that “without Delhi” there can be no break up or alliance in J&K, Mehbooba said the PDP is intact and “homes have problems that can be resolved”.

Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

J&K: PDP removes rebel from party post

While the PDP has not expelled Yashir Reshi, a member of the legislative council, his removal from the party post is seen as aimed towards sending a message to other dissenting party members.