People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today said that the BJP has been trying to destroy the economy of Jammu and Kashmir for the last three years while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is watching it.

She also visited the home of a slain policeman killed in the recent militant attack at Srinagar and offered condolences to his family.

Speaking to the media, the former Chief Minister said that the ruling BJP had created a terrible atmosphere here for the last three years as employees are being fired from their jobs. But, on the contrary, outsiders are being re-employed, she added.

“All this shows that efforts are being made to destroy our economy while the Prime Minister is watching a spectacle, ” she said.

Mehbooba said that those who speak the truth are being imprisoned and cited the arrest of journalists Sajjad Gul and Fahad Shah as an example.” Ordinary people can’t even talk here,” she added.

“If the situation in Kashmir is peaceful, then why the number of troops in J&K is not decreasing with each passing day,” the PDP chief said, adding that the search operations would also decrease, but nothing positive is happening, which suggests that the situation is not peaceful at all.

“Dangerous laws, including PSA and UAPA, are being used here. But I want to tell the Central Government that this will not last long,” Mehbooba added.