Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti was sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

The 56-year-old Mehbooba, who has become the 13th chief minister of the restive state, will head a coalition government of PDP and BJP in a regionally fractured state.

Her elevation to the post of chief ministership has ended a nearly three-month long deadlock over government formation in J&K after the state was put under Governor's rule following the death of then serving chief minister and Mehbooba's father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in January. 

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Source: b"Mehbooba Mufti, president of People's Democratic Party (PDP), Kashmir's main opposition party, speaks after police stopped her protest march in Srinagar October 5, 2011 | Source: Reuters/File"
Source: b'BJP president Amit Shah (extreme right) and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti (centre) jointly address ing a press conference in New Delhi | Source: PTI'

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