Centre has taken a huge initiative to make the month of Ramadaan peaceful in the state of Jammu and kashmir.
In a major decision, the Centre has directed the security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. According to home ministry, the decision has been taken to help the peace loving Muslims observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has informed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of the central government’s decision.
The centre has underlined the importance to isolate the forces that bring a bad name to Islam by resorting to mindless violence and terror.
The centre however has made it clear that the security forces reserve the right to retaliate if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people.
Earlier this month, after an all-party meeting, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had appealed the central government to consider a unilateral ceasefire in the state starting from Ramzan in mid-May till the completion of the Amarnath yatra in August.
She had said that a ceasefire would provide relief to the people and help create a better atmosphere in the state.
Reacting to the development Mehbooba Mufit tweeted to appreciate the step taken by the centre. She welcomed the step and thanked the PM and HM for the same. CM also extended a word for all the leaders and parties who attended the all party meeting and helped buid consensus for it. She said that such a decision will go a long way in creating a peaceful and amicable environment for a sustained dialogue.
Her bitter opponent and National conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted to assert that if the terrorists don’t respond in kind they will stand exposed as the true enemies of the people.
The government expects everyone to cooperate in this initiative and help the Muslim brothers and sisters to observe Ramzan peacefully and without any difficulties. The holy moth of Ramzan is likely to start on Thursday or Friday depending on the sighting of moon.