Govt's major initiative for peace in Jammu & Kashmir during Ramzan

Paola Ditto
Mag 17, 2018

CM also extended a word for all the leaders and parties who attended the all party meeting and helped buid consensus for it. "Decision taken to help the peace loving Muslims observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment", read the statement.

However, the security forces will have the right to retaliate in self-defence if attacked or to save the lives of innocent people. 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".

The announcement, reminiscent of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's similar initiative in 2000, comes barely two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Jammu to inaugurate development projects and address the sixth convocation of a university in the winter capital.

"Centre asks security forces not to launch operations in J&K during the month of Ramzan".

Omar said if the militants did not respond in kind to the Centre's unilateral halt on operations during the month of Ramzan, they will be exposed as enemies of the people.

The holy month of Ramzan will start on Thursday.

"Any concession from the Centre will provide space to Mehbooba to show that the Centre listens to her as she had made a demand in this regard", said former Sashastra Seema Bal chief Arun Chaudhary, who dealt with Kashmir for over a decade while serving in the Intelligence Bureau.

Mehbooba Mufti had asked New Delhi to declare ceasefire during the holy month at an All Party Meet in Srinagar. Moreover, the "tanzeems" managed to replenish their stock of arms and ammunition as security forces had stopped seek and destroy such war like reserves, officials said. "They will take appropriate measures to ensure peace", he said.

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

Forward posts in the Siachen Glacier, and posts and formations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) are now being stocked.

As regards pressure on terrorists, they said almost 65 terrorists were killed in the first four months this year in operations conducted round the clock. Mir said the PDP's firm resolve of peace through reconciliation is a tested political way forward that has served the interests of the people and said this is another ray of hope that the party sees for a peaceful valley.

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