Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party's claim, that everything is normal in Jammu and Kashmir, is absolutely wrong. People are silent and silence does not mean that the situation has improved, Mufti said.
“Their claim that everything is normal in Jammu and Kashmir is absolutely wrong. People are silent and silence does not mean that the situation has improved. They are feeling suffocated while they (BJP) are trying to portray that everything is alright," she said.
The former chief minister said the situation in J&K is far from normal which is evident from the twin attacks in the Kulgam district in South Kashmir where a policeman and a non-local labourer were killed by militants on Friday.
Mehbooba has made it clear time and again that she herself is not going to fight the assembly elections as her objective is to seek restoration of Article 370 of the Constitution which was abrogated by the BJP-led government in August 2019.