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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Citizenship Bill: India matching Pakistan's policies, says Mehbooba Mufti

Despite assurance from Centre, protests have broken out across northeast states, especially in Assam, with agitators demanding revocation of the Bill.

Don’t allow Mehbooba Mufti to visit: Hizb chief to militants’ kin

On January 3, Mufti visited the family of Idrees Sultan in Safnagri village of south Kashmir’s Shopian. She also demanded immediate release of his brother Javeed Sultan, who is in police custody for over a month.

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Jammu and Kashmir: Former minister Javaid Mustafa Mir quits PDP

Several senior leaders have quit the PDP in recent months, including Bashaarat Bukhari, Imran Ansari, Abid Ansari, Haseeb Drabu and Mohammed Abbas Wani.

Mehbooba Mufti meets kin of militant killed in gunfight

Mufti had last week visited Patipora village in south Kashmir's Pulwama to meet the family of a militant who was allegedly tortured by police in Jammu.

Mufti using dead militants to appease voters: Omar Abdullah

The twitter spat between the two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, comes over a month after they wrote to Governor Satya Pal Malik to call them to form a coalition government in the state

Opposing triple talaq Bill, Mehbooba says: Don’t want Zia-ul-Haq’s Pakistan in Gandhi’s secular India

Speaking on the triple talaq Bill passed by the Lok Sabha, Mufti said, “Today, there is an assault on the family structure of the Muslims... Being a Muslim first, a woman, and also having gone through a broken marriage, I thought it is my duty to speak,” she said.

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Mehbooba Mufti condemns youths entering Jama Masjid with Islamic State flag

Mehbooba Mufti spoke to separatist leader and moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers the Friday sermon at the mosque, on phone over the incident and conveyed her outrage.

Mehbooba Mufti warns against harassment of militants' families in J&K

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to take action against police officials involved in the incident.

Mehbooba says NIA arrests raise suspicion, calling suspects ‘terrorists’ is premature

The NIA had arrested six people from Delhi, and four others from UP’s Amroha and Hapur on December 26, dubbing it as a crackdown on ISIS-inspired module “Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam”.

Another PDP leader quits party in Jammu and Kashmir

Bashir Ahmad Runyal, a former IAS officer who was Ramban district president and state secretary of the PDP, had joined the party prior to the 2014 assembly polls after his retirement and had unsuccessfully contested the elections from Banihal constituency.

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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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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

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.

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'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.

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.

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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.

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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