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.read more
Mehbooba Mufti was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case on March 25 in Srinagar. After being questioned, she said that "dissent has been criminalized in this country."
Srinagar: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti arrives at the office of the Enforcement Directorate, to appear before the agency, in connection with an alleged money laundering case
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar on December 23, JKPDP leader and former JandK chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said, "I want to tell all Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders that fight with me politically, not through NIA, ED and CBI.
BJP's in-charge of DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Anurag Thakur during his press conference informed that over 51% polling occurred in JandK's DDC elections.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29 alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to ban PDP and trying to get her because she raised her voice against them.
As long as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) don't reinstate Article 370 the issue won't be resolved in Jammu and Kashmir, said Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29 while addressing media persons.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called Muslims as 'Pakistani', Sardars as 'Khalistani', activists as 'Urban Naxal' and students as members of 'Tukde Tukde gang' and 'anti-national' then who is 'Hindustani' in this country.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29 alleged that People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) candidates are not allowed to go for campaigning for the ongoing District Development Council elections.
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on Monday stoked a fresh controversy with her remark that youngsters in the region have no option but to pick up gun in their hands.
Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said that earlier laws were people-friendly but now laws are being imposed against their existence.
Maharashtra government led-Shiv Sena party leader, Sanjay Raut slammed Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party's (JKPDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti over her remark on Article 370.
Speaking to media in Mumbai on October 28, Shiv Sena veteran leader, Sanjay Raut spoke on whether central government should bring Uniform Civil Code or not.
Days after Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti's remarks over the Indian flag and Article 370, three senior leaders quit the party on Monday. PDP leaders TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan, and Hussain A Waffa resigned from the party.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti had on Friday said that she was not interested in contesting elections or holding the tricolour, the national flag, till the constitutional changes enforced on August 5 last year were rolled back.
Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad berated Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti's over latter's remark on national flag.
Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference president Sajad Lone after 'People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' members meeting in Srinagar announced that National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah to be president and Mehbooba Mufti will be the VP.
Members of Dogra Front staged a protest against the all-party meeting in Srinagar attended by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and NC chief Farooq Abdullah.
All-party meeting held at National Conference president Farooq Abdullah's residence in Srinagar. National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti was also present.
National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and NC vice president Omar Abdullah visited PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti at her residence in Jammu and Kashmir today.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that he broke protocol to meet Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to participate in panchayat elections in JandK but they refused to participate under Pakistan's pressure.