May 2018 News
Mehbooba Thanks Modi, Rajnath For Ramadhan Ceasefire In Kashmir16 May 2018
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the central government's announcement of halting operations in the state, saying the decision will go a long way in creating a 'peaceful and amicable environment for a sustained dialogue.' In a series of tweets, Mehbooba thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the initiative. 'I wholeheartedly welcome the Ramadan ceasefire & would like to thank @narendramodi ji & @rajnathsingh ji for their personal intervention. My gratitude also to the leaders & parties who participated in the All Party Meeting & helped build consensus towards this announcement,' Mehbooba tweeted. In another tweet, she said: 'The month of Ramadhan is a harbinger of peace & such a decision will go a long way in creating a peaceful & amicable environment for a sustained dialogue.' Centre has announced a conditional ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramadhan. While the forces have been asked not to launch anti-militancy operations during the holy month, they have been given the right to retaliate 'if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people.'