BJP using its ‘right hand’ ED as blackmailing tactic: Mehbooba

BJP using its ‘right hand’ ED as blackmailing tactic: Mehbooba

Jammu: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday accused the BJP-led central government of “using” the Enforcement Directorate against leaders of the INDIA alliance as a “blackmailing tactic” to intimidate the opposition. Mufti also justified the Bihar caste survey, saying it will show how much the poor and backward people have benefited in the past. “This […]

India not following Gandhi’s ideals, bemoan Mehbooba, Omar

India not following Gandhi’s ideals, bemoan Mehbooba, Omar

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said the country had strayed from the ideal of love, compassion and tolerance espoused by Mahatma Gandhi but hoped that, sooner or later, people will reclaim the India he envisaged. In a similar vein, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said that people only remember him while travelling abroad […]

Mehbooba asks Army to investigate bonded labour allegations

Mehbooba asks Army to investigate bonded labour allegations

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday requested the Army to investigate allegations that some units in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district were harassing local youth by putting them into bonded labour. A defence spokesperson, however, refuted the allegations. “Received distressing calls from residents of Kanslo Kanda area in Kulgam about them being allegedly harassed […]

J&K’s natural resources being exploited to benefit crony capitalists: Mehbooba

J&K’s natural resources being exploited to benefit crony capitalists: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has accused the BJP of exploiting the natural resources of Jammu and Kashmir to benefit “crony capitalists”. She was reacting to media reports that the lithium reserves found in the Jammu region will be auctioned soon. “After taking over J&K’s water resources and minerals, GoI has set its eyes on […]

‘BJP delaying local bodies polls as it realised it will be wiped out’

‘BJP delaying local bodies polls as it realised it will be wiped out’

Srinagar: The BJP is “delaying” the panchayat and local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir as it has “sensed defeat”, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday, and charged that the ruling party at the Centre might end the election system in the entire country if it comes back to power. “The BJP has realised […]

Mehbooba attacks BJP for felicitating religious preacher booked under PSA

Mehbooba attacks BJP for felicitating religious preacher booked under PSA

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday hit out at the BJP for allegedly felicitating a religious leader, jailed under the stringent Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), after his release. “Religious leaders now released and felicitated by the BJP after being slapped with the PSA were earlier accused of being a security threat […]

This is misfortune of J&K that our youngsters…: Mehbooba

This is misfortune of J&K that our youngsters…: Mehbooba

Srinagar: It is the misfortune of Jammu and Kashmir that youngsters here continue to get killed when they should be enjoying and planning their lives, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, along with her daughter and media advisor Iltija Mufti, visited the residence of slain Deputy Superintendent […]

Mehbooba asks PM to reconsider move to remove additional duties on apples

Mehbooba asks PM to reconsider move to remove additional duties on apples

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision to remove additional duties on apples, walnuts and almonds imported from the US, saying it will have a devastating effect on the horticulture industry in Jammu and Kashmir. The government last week announced its decision to remove additional duties […]

Mehbooba congratulates INDIA bloc parties on bypoll victories

Mehbooba congratulates INDIA bloc parties on bypoll victories

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday congratulated the opposition INDIA bloc parties for winning four seats out of seven in the assembly bypolls, calling it “not an easy feat”. “Congratulations to the INDIA alliance @INCIndia (Congress), @HemantSorenJMM (Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren), @AITCofficial (Trinamool Congress) and @samajwadiparty (Samajwadi Party) for their spectacular wins against […]

BJP treating country as its ‘fiefdom’: Mehbooba

BJP treating country as its ‘fiefdom’: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the BJP was using its majority in Parliament to treat the entire country as its “fiefdom”. “BJPs aversion to India’s foundational principle of unity in diversity has touched a new low. By reducing India’s many names from Hindustan and India to now only Bharat shows its pettiness […]