Getting rid of BJP will be bigger than freedom from British rule: Mehbooba Mufti

Accusing the BJP of “sowing seeds of hatred” among different communities, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said getting rid of the saffron party will be bigger than freedom from British rule. The former chief minister said the existence of Jammu and Kashmir is in danger under the BJP and urged the youth to stand … Read more

J&K parties, religious bodies hit out at govt for ‘Surya Namaskar’ order

Political and religious bodies across the Kashmir Valley hit out at the J&K administration for its order directing college heads to organise ‘Surya Namaskar‘ event on the eve of Makar Sankranti festival and ensure the participation of students and staff members. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, an amalgam of social and religious organisations in J&K, said: “Muslims … Read more

J&K LG should take responsibility for Hyderpora encounter: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha should take the responsibility for the Hyderpora encounter, in which civilians were killed. “What happened (at Hyderpora) was very bad. The oppression has crossed the limits. And the LG should take the responsibility (for the encounter) as he is not … Read more

‘Puzzling’ that govt didn’t secure permission from Pakistan to use its airspace: Mehbooba Mufti

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that it was “puzzling” that the Centre had not reportedly secured permission from Pakistan to use its airspace for direct international flights between Srinagar and Sharjah. “Puzzling that GOI didn’t even bother securing permission from Pakistan to use its airspace for international flights from Srinagar. … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti says she is under house arrest

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday claimed that she has been placed under house arrest, and said the move has exposed the government’s claims of normalcy. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also posted on Twitter pictures of a security force vehicle blocking the main gate of her Gupkar residence. “Ive (I have) been … Read more

BJP seeks Mehbooba Mufti’s apology for Taliban remarks

The BJP on Sunday sought an apology from 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, and demanded an investigation to ascertain whether she has any links with the outfit. Lashing out at Mehbooba, the BJP’s Jammu and … Read more

Mehbooba refers to Afghanistan situation to ask govt to restore J&K special status, draws flak

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked the Centre to take a lesson out of Afghanistan where the Taliban seized power and made the US flee, and urged the government to hold dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and return its special status which was revoked in 2019. Mehbooba’s remarks drew a sharp reaction from the … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti slams Centre for NIA raids against Jamaat-e-Islami, says it has scored ‘self-goal’

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday described the NIA raids against Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir as a “self-goal” for the Centre, saying instead of fighting an ideology with a better idea, the government was crushing contrarian thought with an iron fist. “NIA raids on Jamaat is emblematic of GOI (Government of India) waging … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti bats for self-rule formula for resolution of Kashmir issue

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday pitched for her party’s self-rule formula for the resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying it addresses both internal and external dimensions of the problem. Chairing a meeting of youth PDP leadership from all districts of the Valley, Mehbooba also underlined the need to initiate a threadbare … Read more

After meeting PM, J&K parties take next step – start talks with Delimitation Commission

Fearing isolation from the democratic process ahead of the next Assembly elections, Kashmir‘s traditional rulers, Farooq Abdullah‘s National Conference (NC) as well as Mehbooba Mufti‘s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will be for the first time meeting with the Delimitation Commission during its first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, beginning Tuesday, July 6. Both the mainstream … Read more