Mehbooba Mufti: News

Mehbooba Mufti is a politician of the Jammu & Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. She is the daughter of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the former Home Minister of India and Chief Minister of J&K state. Mufti entered politics through the Indian National Congress (INC), of which her father too was a member. In the 1996 J&K elections, she got elected for the first time to the State Assembly from Bijbehara. In 1999, Mehbooba’s father founded the PDP. Mufti was elected to the J&K Assembly in 2002 from Pahalgam. She became MP for the first time from Anantnag in 2004 and was re-elected in 2014. After the 2014 J&K elections, PDP and BJP came together in an unusual alliance with Mufti’s father becoming the Chief Minister. In 2016 however, he passed away, and Mehbooba took over as CM, becoming the first woman in the state to hold the office. In 2018, the fissures in the BJP-PDP alliance widened, and the government collapsed, forcing Mufti to resign from the post.

28 Jan 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Priyanka Gandhi joins Rahul Gandhi in J&K

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was joined by his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday at the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Jammu and Kashmir's Lethpora as the foot march entered its penultimate day.

04 Oct 2022

Amit Shah

J&K: Amit Shah promises quota for Paharis; final announcement soon

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir would soon get reservations in education and job sectors as a Scheduled Tribe (ST), along with the Gujjars and Bakarwals.

03 Oct 2022

Amit Shah

J&K: Rumors of Amit Shah's Pahari reservation announcement trigger protests

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to announce a reservation for the Pahari community during his Jammu and Kashmir visit, reports said on Monday.

18 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Non-locals get voting rights, Opposition parties protest decision

The election authority has made a significant yet contentious decision in Jammu and Kashmir by granting non-locals voting rights.

27 May 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: ED summons ex-CM Farooq Abdullah on May 31

Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has been summoned to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi on May 31 in connection with the money-laundering investigation into the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), The Indian Express reported.

15 May 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: SIT to probe Kashmiri Pandit's killing, says LG

Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha termed Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat's recent killing in Budgam district as "premeditated."

No curbs on news media in Jammu & Kashmir: Centre

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Thursday informed Parliament that no restrictions on any news media were imposed by the Centre in Jammu & Kashmir.

17 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 2 non-locals killed by terrorists; 9th killing this month

A street vendor from Bihar and a laborer from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

09 Sep 2021


My statement on Taliban deliberately distorted: Mehbooba Mufti

Stating that most countries claiming to uphold the Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that her statement on the Taliban is being deliberately distorted.

07 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

'Fake claims of normalcy': Mehbooba Mufti allegedly under house arrest

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, today said she has been placed under house arrest.

Syed Geelani buried in Srinagar; curbs imposed across Kashmir

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a longtime Kashmiri separatist leader, was buried at a graveyard near his residence in Srinagar's Hyderpora area around 4:30 am on Thursday.

27 Aug 2021


BJP's Chugh hits out at Mufti over her Taliban remarks

Lambasting PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for her reference to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan to call upon the government to restore Jammu and Kashmir's special status, BJP General Secretary Tarun Chugh has said she is daydreaming and that her wishes will never come true.

23 Aug 2021


Anti-India, absurd: Anurag Thakur on Mehbooba Mufti's Taliban remarks

Union Minister Anurag Thakur has termed "anti-India" and "absurd" PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's statement referring to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan to call upon the Centre to restore Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

09 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti meets PDP youth leaders; pitches for 'self-rule'

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday chaired a meeting of the party's youth wing and pitched for PDP's "self-rule" formula for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

06 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

PDP to shun J&K's delimitation exercise; says 'outcome pre-planned'

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said that it will stay away from the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir as the same has been "pre-planned."

06 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: PDP writes to Delimitation Commission, refusing to meet panel

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by former CM Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday decided to not meet the Delimitation Commission, saying the body lacks constitutional and legal mandate and is part of the overall process of political disempowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

24 Jun 2021

Narendra Modi

J&K to get statehood 'at right time,' says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

24 Jun 2021


PM Modi meets J&K leaders. What happened so far?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to hold discussions.

20 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K statehood: What will happen at Modi's June 24 meet?

The central government had on Saturday invited top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, for an all-party meeting on Thursday (June 24).

29 Mar 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti denied passport over 'national security' concerns

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that she was denied a passport and termed a "threat to the nation" on the basis of a report by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Criminal Investigative Department (CID).

23 Dec 2020


J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

Although the final results of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been declared yet, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has won big.

17 Nov 2020

Amit Shah

Amit Shah slams Gupkar Declaration; Mehbooba, Omar hit back

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah slammed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), saying the "Gupkar Gang" has gone global and it wants foreign forces to meddle in Jammu and Kashmir's matters.

19 Oct 2020


Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

Just as Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today over alleged misappropriation of funds in the J&K Cricket Association, his party decried the move with son Omar calling it "political vendetta."

15 Oct 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Gupkar signatories form alliance to restore Article 370

Days after the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from her year-long detention, Jammu and Kashmir politicians floated an alliance to restore J&K's constitutional status as on before August 5, 2019.

14 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah

Mehbooba Mufti released, vows to take back what Delhi snatched

The Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of Peoples' Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention late last night, more than a year after the abrogation of Article 370.

24 Sep 2020


Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.

21 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and National Conference chief, Farooq Abdullah, said his party won't remain silent on the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the erstwhile state of its special status in August last year.

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

From behind barbed wires at his home in Srinagar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz junked the government's claims about him not being detained, telling reporters that the Supreme Court was being fed lies.

07 Apr 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, was on Tuesday shifted to her residence in Gupkar Road, but her detention will continue.

24 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

More than seven months after he was detained, former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was released on Tuesday.

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.

13 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.

09 Mar 2020

West Bengal

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

After Omar, Mehbooba, former IAS-officer Shah Faesal booked under PSA

Shah Faesal, the first Kashmiri to attain the first position in the UPSC Examination of 2009, has been booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said on Saturday.

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

The dossiers prepared by the administration of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have explained why two former Chief Ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

07 Feb 2020

Farooq Abdullah

Former J&K Chief Ministers, Mehbooba and Omar, booked under PSA

The government has booked National Conference's Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said.

05 Feb 2020

Lok Sabha

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

Exactly six months after they were detained by the Centre, two popular politicians of Jammu and Kashmir were released on Wednesday.

28 Jan 2020


After Omar Abdullah's bearded pic surfaces, BJP sends him razor

In August, the BJP-led Centre put former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under detention, fearing he might impact the "peace" in the area after the abrogation of Article 370.

25 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

09 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

The government is taking 15 foreign envoys for a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir to shed light on the ground realities, five months after Article 370 was rescinded and the state bifurcated into two Union Territories.

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