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.

04 Jun 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

INDIA leads in J&K's first polls after Article 370 revocation

In the first Lok Sabha election since Jammu and Kashmir's special status was revoked, the opposition bloc—the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—is currently leading.

25 May 2024

Article 370

Mehbooba Mufti stages sit-in protest, alleges poll rigging in Anantnag-Rajouri

People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti staged a sit-in protest on Saturday, alleging that her party workers and polling agents are being detained "without any reason."

24 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for 6th phase of Lok Sabha elections 

The polling for the sixth and penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha elections kicked off on Saturday.

07 Apr 2024

Jama Masjid

Srinagar's Grand Mosque locked again; Mehbooba Mufti slams J&K administration  

The Grand Mosque in Srinagar was closed to the public by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on the occasion of Shab-e-Qadr, one of the most auspicious nights of the Islamic calendar.

05 Apr 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K turned into 'open jail' after 2019: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), expressed her concerns about the state of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

03 Apr 2024

Omar Abdullah

No INDIA alliance in J&K? Mufti's PDP to contest alone

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has announced that the party will independently contest the three Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir.

Opposition attacks Narendra Modi government over CAA

Opposition parties have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

11 Jan 2024

Kashmir Valley

Narrow escape for Mehbooba Mufti in car accident

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had a narrow escape on Thursday when her vehicle met with an accident in South Kashmir's Anantnag district.

07 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Government leases out power to Rajasthan, prompting political outrage

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government is facing a serious backlash for leasing electricity from an under-construction power project to Rajasthan.

11 Dec 2023

Omar Abdullah

'Disappointing': J&K politicians on SC's Article 370 verdict; BJP celebrates

Several political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have expressed "disappointment" over the Supreme Court verdict upholding the Article 370 abrogation by the Centre.

Mehbooba Mufti unanimously re-elected as PDP chief for 3 years

Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was unanimously re-elected as the president of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for a three-year term on Thursday, ANI reported.

05 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Article 370 abrogation anniversary: Mufti, PDP leaders under 'house arrest'

On the fourth anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister and Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) supremo Mehbooba Mufti and several other party leaders have been allegedly put under "house arrest" on Saturday.

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.

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

Jammu And Kashmir

'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


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).

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.

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.

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.

09 Mar 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

02 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Politicians detained at MLA hostel to be released

The new year has brought some good news for Jammu and Kashmir politicians who were detained at MLA hostel in Srinagar.

15 Oct 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Shah says Omar and Mehbooba have been detained under PSA

The continued detention of politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, more than two months after Article 370 was rescinded, has raised concerns.

10 Oct 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Why sign bond, Mufti's daughter questions manner of releasing politicians

Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday slammed the Centre, once again, for imposing conditions before releasing the politicians of Kashmir.

07 Oct 2019


Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

Earlier today, the Supreme Court put a stay on the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony until further orders, days after protests escalated over the weekend.

06 Oct 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday allowed a 10-member delegation of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to meet party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has been under detention for the past two months.

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti's daughter to meet her

On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed Sana Iltija Javed, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, to meet her.

03 Sep 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

No dead bodies doesn't mean everything's normal, says Srinagar Mayor

Just because there aren't dead bodies lying around on the streets of Kashmir, it doesn't mean everything is normal, feels Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, who was given the status of Minister of State (along with his Jammu counterpart), after Centre revoked Article 370 last month.

01 Sep 2019

Farooq Abdullah

Detained former J&K CMs Omar, Mehbooba allowed to meet families

Nearly a month after being placed under house arrest, former Jammu & Kashmir chief ministers, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehooba Mufti, have been reportedly allowed to meet their families.

Government approaches Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti; requests cooperation

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, have been cut off from the rest of the world since August 4, a day before BJP-led Centre made its massive Kashmir move.

16 Aug 2019


Kashmiris caged like animals: Mufti's daughter writes to Amit Shah

Slamming the Centre's decision to put Kashmir under lockdown, the daughter of PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti wrote a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah.

06 Aug 2019

Lok Sabha

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.

13 May 2019

Omar Abdullah

Kashmir: Local rapes three-year-old during iftar, people protest on streets

Once again, humanity has hit a new low. This time, in Kashmir.

05 May 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: BJP leader shot dead, party says security was withdrawn

Ahead of the last phase of elections in Anantnag parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BJP leader was shot dead at his home in Verinag on Saturday. Notably, the last leg of the three-phased polls in Anantnag is scheduled for Monday.

16 Apr 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Body of Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh, reaches Anantnag

Body of a Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh after suffering a seizure at her hostel, reached her native village yesterday, officials said.

14 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).

11 Apr 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

BJP demands PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's arrest for 'instigating' Kashmiris

Lashing out at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for allegedly instigating people to defy a ban on vehicular movement on the national highway connecting Jammu with Srinagar, the BJP yesterday demanded that she be arrested for trying to create law and order problem.

31 Mar 2019


Scrapping Article 370 will break relationship with J&K, warns Mehbooba

PDP leader and former Chief Minister of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday Article 370 shouldn't be touched as abolishing it will force the northernmost state to "rethink" its relationship with Union of India.

14 Mar 2019

Andhra Pradesh

#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.

26 Feb 2019


Mehbooba Mufti questions IAF strikes on Pakistan

While India rejoiced the Indian Air Force's successful operation which ended in the destruction of Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti questioned it in her tweet.

23 Feb 2019


Crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir 'arbitrary': Mehbooba Mufti

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today questioned the legality of the crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir leaders, saying the "arbitrary" move will only "precipitate matters" in the state.

Crackdown on separatists continue as Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders, detained

In a late night raid in Jammu and Kashmir, police detained separatist leader Yasin Malik from his Srinagar residence on Friday.

23 Feb 2019


We are Indians: CRPF slams report on caste of martyrs

Slamming an atrocious media report which put caste stamps on martyrs of the February 14 attack, CRPF spokesperson on Friday said soldiers identified themselves as Indians and weren't confined to the decisiveness of caste, color, and religion.

13 Feb 2019


Feel like rape survivor: Karnataka speaker's statement sparks row

Amid the ongoing audio tape row which has rocked Karnataka politics, speaker KR Ramesh on Tuesday likened himself to a rape survivor who repeatedly has to answer questions.

20 Jan 2019


Turned away by doctor, woman delivers stillborn on Srinagar road

In an inhuman incident, a woman from Moore, a remote area of Jammu and Kashmir, gave birth to a baby by the roadside after a doctor at Srinagar's Lal Ded Hospital refused to admit her.

10 Jan 2019

Pakistan News

Indian Army chief says Taliban analogy doesn't apply to J&K

On Thursday, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that India should join the "bandwagon" if other countries were willing to initiate talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the same analogy could not be applied to Jammu and Kashmir.

19 Dec 2018


President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

Jammu & Kashmir will be placed under President's rule from 20 December, for the first time in 22 years.

16 Dec 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Pulwama: Locals ask why Army didn't fire in air

The death of seven civilians in Kashmir's Pulwama on Saturday has sparked outrage in the valley with locals saying the Army officers should have fired in the air to disperse the crowd.

30 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

PDP, People's Conference spar over Center's decision to extend rail-link

Mainstream politicians in Kashmir have welcomed the Center's decision to extend the Banihal-Baramulla railway link in the valley to the frontier district of Kupwara, but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the People's Conference jostled on the social media seeking credit for the decision.

22 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Why J&K Governor dissolved the Assembly: Details here

Governor Satyapal Malik, whose decision to dissolve Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday made way for political tremors, has defended his decision saying the alliance could not have resulted in a stable government.

21 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Mehbooba, Lone stake claim to form government; Assembly dissolved

The J&K State Assembly has been dissolved by Governor Satya Pal Malik as Peoples Democratic Party chief, Mehbooba Mufti, and People's Conference leader, Sajad Lone, staked claim to form the government.

31 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir: 11 relatives of J&K police abducted by terrorists

On Friday, terrorists kidnapped two more relatives of policemen serving in the Jammu and Kashmir police, taking the total number of such abductions to 11 over the last three days.

12 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Mufti hopes PM's condemnation of mob-lynchings would entail concrete steps

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has today expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement condemning mob lynching incidents in the country would be followed by concrete steps and punitive measures against the culprits.

08 Jul 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

At least 21 PDP legislators pledged support to Mufti: Party-sources

At least 21 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators met party chief Mehbooba Mufti since yesterday and pledged their support to her.