Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba had allowed forces to operate freely: Ram Madhav

Mehbooba had allowed forces to operate freely: Ram Madhav

Bhartiya Janata Party National General Secretary and Kashmir minder Ram Madhav said that former Chief Minister had allowed the government forces to operate freely during her tenure while the Government of India had announced ‘operation all-out’. “..(T)hough government forces faced difficulties on the security front, the Mehbooba-led government had allowed them to operate freely,” Madhav […]

Kashmir: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath

Kashmir: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Thursday said cases against minors and those  “misled into stone pelting”  stone pelters in the Valley will be withdrawn, reports said.  The Union Home Ministry late last year had ordered to withdraw cases against youths involved in stone pelting. Singh appealed […]

Mehbooba congratulates BJP over Karnataka win

Mehbooba congratulates BJP over Karnataka win

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) over their win in Karnataka assembly elections. “Hearty congratulations to @BJP4India for their stellar performance in Karnataka. #KarnatakaVerdict,” Mehbooba tweeted. The BJP touched the halfway mark in leads, ahead in 112 seats as votes are counted in the Karnataka assembly elections, and has […]

Kashmir: All-party meeting to push for ‘Ramzan ceasefire’, talks with Pakistan

Kashmir: All-party meeting to push for ‘Ramzan ceasefire’, talks with Pakistan

The all-party meeting convened by Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday will push for a “Ramzan ceasefire” proposal within the state and across the border with Pakistan, along the lines of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s initiative in 2003, a media report claimed. The meeting, which is underway at the time of the filing of this […]

After #Shopian carnage, Mehbooba says: Islam doesn’t permit us to embrace death at this age

After #Shopian carnage, Mehbooba says: Islam doesn’t permit us to embrace death at this age

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that “Islam doesn’t permit us to embrace death at this age”. Mufti was reacting to the killing of ten Kashmiris by government forces in south Kashmir on Sunday.  “Allah has sent us to Earth to live a good life. Islam doesn’t permit us to embrace […]

The Mehbooba Moment?

After Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death, analysts believed his daughter would step into his place without any hassles. Many expected Mehbooba Mufti to re-brand the party and effect a change from her father’s surreptitious ways of conducting politics. But the way she has gone around things post-Mufti shows ambivalence and ambiguity are in the DNA of […]