Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan

Ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan

Speaking to The Indian Express, Mehbooba Mufti said, "Home Minister Rajnath Singh called me saying the Centre has decided a ceasefire during the month of Ramzan". CM also extended a word for all the leaders and parties who attended the all party meeting and helped buid consensus for it.

The Ministry of Home Affairs today said a decision has been taken not to security launch operations during Ramzan in order to help peace-loving Muslims observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment.

The home ministry said in a statement that the Centre asked security forces not to launch operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

Mufti had also failed to win the support of opposition the National Conference and the Congress on the question of a ceasefire in Kashmir. He said this will pre-empt violence or any harm to innocent people and will lead to a new atmosphere of confidence building in the troubled state.

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The chief minister hoped that the decision would pave a way for the "peaceful and amicable" environment in the state. Mir also thanked all the parties who spoke in unison to demand this Ramazan Ceasefire. "The political leadership needs to back up ceasefire proposals as perhaps the previous such announcements failed due to the lack of political back-up that could have sustained them", Tarigami said in a statement.

The first time the Central government announced halt in its operations against militants was on November 19, 2000 when Vajpayee made a unilateral declaration of stopping combat operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We have a strong view..." "On this issue, BJP doesn't share the opinion that unilateral ceasefire should be declared". Hostilities continued, however, with more than 800 persons killed, according to figures compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal.

However, Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit rejected the offer while terrorists of unidentified groups challenged security forces in at least two gun-battles, both before and after the announcement of unilateral suspension of counter-insurgency operations by the government.

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