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.

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Kishtwar bus accident: J-K Guv announces ex-gratia Rs 5 lakh to kin of deceased

At least 35 passengers were killed Monday morning when a minibus fell into a deep gorge along Keshwan-Thakrai road in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district

Mehbooba Mufti urges PM Modi to declare ceasefire in J&K after Amarnath Yatra

Speaking at the all-party meet called by the PM on Wednesday, Mufti also demanded a political outreach by the central government.

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India vs Pakistan: Every individual has right to cheer for team they believe in, says Mehbooba Mufti

In 2014, 67 Kashmiri students were suspended by a university in Meerut and were escorted from the campus after they celebrated Pakistan's win over India in an Asia Cup match.

Kathua rape verdict: Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abullah welcome judgment

Mufti took to Twitter and wrote that she welcomed the court's judgement. She tweeted, "Welcome the judgement. High time we stop playing politics over a heinous crime where an 8 year old child was drugged, raped repeatedly & then bludgeoned to death."

If oppression ensures security for my people, so be it: Gambhir responds to Mufti's tweet on Amit Shah

Earlier on Monday, Amit Shah had taken stock of India’s internal security situation at a meeting in New Delhi, where he was updated on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and its border areas, too.

Mehbooba Mufti: Pakistan a stakeholder in Kashmir problem, involve it too to solve it

Mufti also accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of resorting to "brute force" to "quick fix" the problem, which, she said, would be "ridiculously naive".

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Kargil: NC, Congress part ways from local governance arrangement, PDP comes in

The LAHDC Kargil was led jointly by the National Conference and the Congress. In a 30 member house – 26 elected and four nominated – National Conference had 14 members while Congress eight.

Resentment against PDP, low turnout helped NC win Anantnag

Masoodi told The Indian Express, “As soon as Mehbooba Mufti’s candidature was announced, we were sure we would sail through.

Mehbooba Mufti interview: 'People were angry with our decision to ally with BJP'

A former Member of Parliament from Anantnag, Mufti, in an interview to The Indian Express, said her party's alliance with the BJP after the 2014 assembly polls to form a coalition government had played a role in the PDP's failure to win a single seat this time.

Mehbooba Mufti appeals Centre to declare ceasefire in J&K during Ramadan

Last year, the Centre had directed security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramzan to help Muslims observe the holy month in a "peaceful environment".

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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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Mehbooba Mufti Videos

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

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

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

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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.

'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.

Express Adda with Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu &Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday that “the real secular DNA of India” is not going to change, and that she had total faith in it. She also suggested that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should “take a back seat” in its action against separatists in the Valley, to facilitate an […]

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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.

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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