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J&K Govt And Opposition Recommend 'Temporary Ceasefire Against Terrorists' To Centre

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| May 10 , 2018 , 10:21 IST

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been winning several victories against terrorists in the region, however, the action against terrorism affects the civilians in the area as well.

After a 4-hour all-party meeting in Jammu and Kashmir headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, both the ruling PDP-BJP coalition and the Opposition on Wednesday unanimously recommended to the Centre to consider a temporary unilateral ceasefire against terrorists.

The duration of the ceasefire as proposed during the all-party meeting was from Ramzan this month until the end of the Amarnath yatra and Eid in August.

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The meeting had been convened to discuss the security situation in the state after a 22-year-old tourists from Chennai was killed in a stone-pelting attack on the Srinagar highway on May 7.

"Everyone (all parties) agreed that we should appeal to the Centre to consider a ceasefire, like the unilateral ceasefire in (former PM Atal Bihari) Vajpayee's time in Ramzan (mid-May) till Amarnath yatra and Eid," CM Mufti said.

The Centre should “think on these lines so that the common people get some relief from the numerous difficulties they are facing due to encounters, crackdowns and search operations," she said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta from BJP said that ceasefire does not happen from one side only.

“Guns should fall silent from both sides and not only for the month of Ramzan but once and for all,” he said.