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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

Mehbooba Mufti questions arrest of people for holding anti-Israel protest

May 16, 2021 7:02 pm

On Saturday, police arrested 21 persons from Srinagar and Shopian districts for holding pro-Palestine protests during a curfew imposed in the UT due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free J&K political prisoners in view of Covid situation, Mehbooba writes to PM

May 08, 2021 3:11 am

She wrote reports about jail inmates dying due to Covid-19, and lack of medical attention being given to them, are coming in.

Mehbooba Mufti appeals to PM Modi to release all political detainees amid COVID threat

May 07, 2021 8:52 pm

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said she did not wish to "politicise the human tragedy that has befallen us all".

In 'Naya Kashmir', even women not spared from cruelty: Mufti on SPO's arrest

April 16, 2021 5:28 pm

Saima Akhter, a resident of Frisal area of the south Kashmir district and working as SPO, was terminated from service for "obstructing" government officials in the discharge of their duty and booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

PDP to continue to fight for restoration of J&K's special status: Mehbooba Mufti

April 12, 2021 5:58 pm

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said the special status to the erstwhile state was given by the Constitution of India.

Jammu and Kashmir High Court division bench rejects Mehbooba’s appeal for issuance of passport

April 10, 2021 7:55 am

A single bench of the court had on Monday dismissed Mufti’s petition, saying that her application was rejected by the Passport Officer, Srinagar, as the police verification report had recommended against its issuance to her.

ED summons Mehbooba Mufti’s mother for questioning on April 15

April 09, 2021 1:18 am

ED officials on Thursday visited Fairview, Mufti's residence in Srinagar, and served a notice on her mother, asking her to present herself before agency officials on April 15 at its office in Srinagar.

Denial as vendetta

March 31, 2021 8:05 am

Refusal of passport to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti invites questions about state arbitrariness and vindictiveness.

Setback for Mehbooba Mufti as PDP's Jammu leader Surinder Choudhary quits

March 30, 2021 3:19 pm

Announcing his resignation from the party along with other leaders including councillors in Nowshera Municipal Committee, panches and sarpanches, Choudhary accused the present party leadership of having drifted from the agenda of party founder and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Ex-CM Mehbooba Mufti denied passport: ‘detrimental to security of India’

March 30, 2021 12:25 am

While denying the issuance of passport, the regional passport office notes that the Police Verification Report received from the J&K CID via the Additional Director General of Police, J&K CID, “do not favour” issuance of passport.

MEHBOOBA MUFTI PHOTOS

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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