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Mehbooba Mufti Mehbooba Mufti DOB: 22nd May, 1959

Mehbooba Mufti is an Indian politician and former chief minister of Indian Occupied Kashmir (4th April 2016-19th June 2018). Mehbooba is the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and India's second Muslim woman chief minister after Syeda Anwara Taimur of Assam. She is the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mehbooba suppoted the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2016 but however she resigned on 19th June,2018 after BJP withdrew support from the coalition government. Mehbooba Mufti was a member of Indian parliament representing Anantnag in the 16th Lok Sabha. She had also represented Anantnag in the 14th Lok Sabha. Her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was appointed as India's home minister in 1989 and was released after a few days in exchange for some terrorists. In 1996 state assembly elections, Mehbooba Mufti was one of the popular elected members from Bijbehra on INC ticket. Mehbooba Mufti contested in the parliamentary elections in 1999 from Srinagar and she lost to the sitting member Omar Abdullah. She won her Pahalgam seat from South Kashmir, when assembly elections were held again in 2002.

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