Centre announces ceasefire during Ramadhan in Jammu and Kashmir

Centre announces ceasefire during Ramadhan in Jammu and Kashmir

The 2000 experiment was major failure as terrorists used the opportunity to launch a series of attacks on vital installations and regrouping and rearming themselves.

Refering to it, Omar Abdullah also tweeted, "Centre will call this a NICO - Non-initiation of combat operations".

Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the decision and thanked PM Modi and Singh.

Omar Abdullah tweeted and said if the militants don't respond to the ceasefire move, they will stand exposed as the true enemies of the people. "Government expects everyone to cooperate in this initiative and help the Muslim brothers & sisters to observe Ramzan peacefully and without any difficulties (sic)", he wrote. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday that the Army had to be firm on terrorism and "there will be no let-up on terror". "This is a month of limitless mercies from The Creator and let us bow before Him in prayers, remember the helpless during fasting and seek His mercy in the night long prayers", she said in her message. Army chief General Bipin Rawat had recently said that the azadi brigade- referring to the militants who claim to fight for the independence of Kashmir, should understand that they can never fight and win against the army.

A close aide of the Chief Minister told IANS that Rajnath Singh called her, saying the Centre has decided "a ceasefire during the month of Ramzan".

1994, JKLF: Yasin Malik, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), announced a unilateral ceasefire and turned his pro-independence militant outfit into a separatist political party. "On the demand of all political parties (except the BJP, which had opposed it) the Centre has announced a unilateral ceasefire".

Earlier, Mehbooba Mufti had sought a ceasefire after holding an all-party meeting in Srinagar.

"We are in complete disagreement and the chief minister can not pressure us on this".

This came about as terrorists were able to move freely and attack security forces and vital installations with nearly total impunity.

"This gesture does not mean security forces will be sitting ducks".

Sources in the security establishment said a strong message was needed to normalise the situation in the Valley.

Madni said Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee adopted such an approach and was able to leave an indelible impression on minds of the people on the efficacy and positivity of compassionate and reconciliatory measures, which if continued will yield dividends to all. More than 200 terrorists were neutralised a year ago due to relentless anti-terrorism drive, they said adding the suspension of operations for one month is "not a good approach".

Forward posts in the Siachen Glacier, and posts and formations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are now being stocked. The locals are seen to be "very unhappy young men" who have serious issues with the state but at the same time they have no love for Pakistan.

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