Centre should consider ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir from Ramzan, says Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti
CM Mehbooba Mufti, File Photo

Srinagar, May 9: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the Central government would be approached with a request to stop security force operations during the upcoming holy Muslim month of Ramadan and the ensuing Amarnath Yatra.

Mufti chaired an all-party meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation in the state and to work out a consensus among political parties as to what should be the best course of action to defuse the prevailing unrest in the valley.

Speaking to media afterwards, Mehbooba Mufti said all political parties participated in the meeting and everybody was concerned about the contemporary situation.

“One good thing that happened today was that every party wanted the implementation of the agenda of alliance between the PDP and the BJP which is a visionary document detailing the best way to address the problems here,” she stated , adding that it was agreed that it was agreed that an all-party delegation would be formed after working out modalities with principal opposition party, the National Conference.

“The delegation would approach the Prime Minister to appeal him to consider the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire as was done in 2002 during the Prime Ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the approaching holy month of Ramadan, Eid festival and the Amarnath Yatra,” the Chief Minister said.

The delegation would also urge the Prime Minister to work out the ways and means to reach out to the people, especially the youth, here, she stated.

Ramadan will start from May 17 onwards.

In addition to ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),  leaders of the National Conference, the Congress, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, and some independent MLAs also attended the meeting.


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