Mehbooba Mufti has lost people’s trust, says former PDP leader

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) veteran Surinder Choudhary, who was the party’s state general secretary till last year, made news this week by joining the BJP and calling PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti two-faced. The former MLC was credited with making the PDP win Hindu-dominated Nowshera seat in district development council (DDC) polls and was considered the … Read more

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 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

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 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

J&K political parties condemn killing of cop, his family

Mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday condemned the killing of a special police officer (SPO), his wife and daughter in Pulwama district, calling it “dastardly and cowardly” and a blot on the security scenario in the valley. “I unreservedly condemn the dastardly & cowardly militant attack on the J&K police SPO Fayaz … Read more

Delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir has to happen quickly so that polls take place, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ongoing delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir has to happen quickly so that polls can be held to install an elected government that gives strength to its development trajectory. In a series of tweets after a three-and-a-half-hour-long meeting with 14 political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, Modi … Read more