BJP rejects CM's call for no Army ops in Ramzan

May 12, 2018, 07:44
BJP rejects CM's call for no Army ops in Ramzan

Former Chief Minister and president of the Opposition National Conference Omar Abdullah questioned the goal of the all-party meet called by Mufti when her ally had rejected the ceasefire agreement.

To a question on a tourist from Chennai being killed in stone pelting in Kashmir, Singh said it was "most unfortunate".

Sources said that the Chief Minister all expressed her concern about the killing of tourist "it was unfortunate that the tourist was killed. The Army's operations to neutralise militants have been successful", Sethi added.

Sources said that Chief Minister also said that it is important to revive the dialogue process.

"We shouldn't be using terms like ceasefire etc in this situation".

Sethi claimed that militancy would be quelled in the coming days, and that a unilateral ceasefire would amount to saving the militants' lives and giving them a chance to regroup.

After opening of the Civil Secretariat in state's summer capital Srinagar on Monday, the Cabinet is all set to meet on May 11. It was only when the minutes of the meeting were released in the public domain by Advocate Ankur Sharma, BJP leadership raised the issue of withdrawing the controversial minutes, which till date they have failed to do so.

Dulat said: "Unilateral Ceasefire proposal from the Jammu and Kashmir government is a welcome step, but let Pakistan respond and clear its position". Mufti had called the incident- "murder of humanity".

"It was the unanimous decision of all during the All-Party Meeting that the central government should consider a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir during Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra, so that common people get some relief from encounters and cordon-and-search operations", the Chief Minister said.

Following differences over the issue the alliance partners are expected to evolve a consensus before apprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the prevailing security situation in the state.

The meeting was here to work out a consensus among political parties as to what should be the best course of action to defuse the prevailing tension in Kashmir. He said that Mehbooba Mufti should quit if Delhi doesn't listen to her. Rather it will aggravate it, as the Army has the upper hand at the moment...

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