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Militants trying to sabotage ceasefire process: CM


Srinagar, Jun 06: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that militants continue with their “violent” activities and are “desperately trying to sabotage the process of ceasefire”.
Mehbooba wrote on Twitter: “Even as we see the ceasefire bringing great relief to the people of J&K, militants seem to be continuing their violent activities & desperately trying to sabotage the process. I only hope that they realise the futility of their actions soon.”
On Tuesday, BJP’s Ram Madhav had said that the Government of India is willing to have a political dialogue with every section in Kashmir, including the Hurriyat.
He also added that New Delhi’s decision to invoke a temporary ceasefire in the Valley during Ramzan was a goodwill gesture but warned that if militancy persists, the government forces will have to respond appropriately.
Reacting to the dialogue offer to Hurriyat, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that it was major but needed U-turn.
It is pertinent to mention that in around 21 days of ceasefire, which the government of India calls halting of security operations during Ramazan, as many as 15 grenade attacks took place across Kashmir with over 40 people, including 17 armed forces personnel getting injured.
The grenade attacks happened in Central, north as well as southern part of the valley.
As many as 36 people including 16 militants, 10 civilians and 10 armed forces personnel were killed during this period. The casualties majorly took place due to border shelling and infiltration bids.
Also, during the period, militants were allegedly successful in snatching seven rifles from four different spots.
On May 16, the government of India had announced Non-Initiation of Combat Operations in the state during the holy month of Ramadan.
It was followed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement saying India was willing to engage with Hurriyat and Pakistan. Singh will visit J&K on Thursday to assess ground situation and review security for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.