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.

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.