Articles about Altaf Bukhari

A key Jammu and Kashmir politician, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari is the founder and President of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party. Between 2015 and 2018, Bukhari represented the Amira Kadal constituency for the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. Bukhari held several positions under the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government including that of Minister of Finance, Minister of Education, and Minister of Labour and Employment. In 2018, Bukhari was expelled from PDP for anti-party activities. He launched the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party in 2020. In 2021, Bukhari said that if the Apni Party comes to power in Jammu and Kashmir, the Darbar Move tradition will be restored.

J&K votes in first election after losing special status

28 Nov 2020

Politics
J&K votes in first election after losing special status

Polling began today in Jammu and Kashmir for the District Development Council (DDC), marking the first election since the former state was reorganized as a Union Territory last year.

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

04 Apr 2020

India
After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

01 Apr 2020

Politics
'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

The Centre has redefined the domicile laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new regulations, a person who has resided in the Union Territory for over 15 years can be a domicile.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

09 Jan 2020

India
15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

29 Oct 2019

India
EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.

Army Chief should 'concentrate on his job' says J&K minister

13 Jan 2018

India
Army Chief should 'concentrate on his job' says J&K minister

Responding to Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remarks on Jammu and Kashmir's education system, the state Minister Altaf Bukhari said that the "well-decorated officer" should concentrate on his job and not give sermons on education which is not his domain.