Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan

Ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan

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.

'PDP president and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ji has been working hard for dialogue and peace in Jammu and Kashmir. The "people-centric" decision came with the important caveat that the armed forces will have the right to retaliate if challenged by terrorists or if such action is essential to protect lives of innocent people.

Er Rasheed added that dozens of videos circulating in social media are ample proof to conclude that the black sheep in Jammu and Kashmir Police have brought a bad name to the entire police force, wh+-ich otherwise has a good number of God-fearing and pro-Kashmir elements in it.

The holy moth of Ramzan in India is likely to start tomorrow or Friday depending on the sighting of moon.

"The decision would go a long way in healing the wounds of people of the state who have been suffering the pain of violence and uncertainty for the past three decades or so". It provides for alternative punishment for an act or omission constituting an offence under the Ordinance and also under various provisions of the State Penal Code relating to sexual assault. 3.

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Welcoming the cease fire Mufti thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh.

Security agencies were keeping their fingers crossed over a fresh unilateral ceasefire announced by the Centre during Ramzan beginning on Thursday, as a similar exercise almost two decades ago witnessed the killings of 129 people including 43 security personnel, according to officials.

"The initiative is meant to give common masses and right-thinking people of J&K a respite from violence and encourage them to isolate militants, thus breaking the cycle of bloodshed, funerals and recruitment of locals into their ranks", said an official.

"On the demand of all political parties (except the BJP, which had opposed it) the Centre has announced a unilateral ceasefire".

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