Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged all groups to reciprocate positively to the gesture of Centre’s unilateral ceasefire which is aimed at giving relief to the people of the state who have seen torment and tragedy.
Mufti welcomed the Centre’s announcement of halting the security operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan which begins on Thursday.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said the decision would go a long way in healing the wounds of people of the state’s people who have been suffering the tragedies and pain of violence and uncertainty for the past three decades or so.
What best a time to go for this significant decision than the onset of holy month of Ramzan which promotes values of patience, self-restraint and tolerance, she said in her statement adding that it would also provide the necessary breather to the people from the violence which they have been craving for so long.
J-K Mehbooba Mufti thanked the Centre particularly Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh for making the momentous decision adding that this marks the beginning of listening to the accounts of agony of the State’s people by the country’s leadership and the policymakers which she has been requesting time and again.
Mehbooba Mufti also thanked all political parties in the state which backed her idea of cessation of hostilities in one voice during the all-party meeting convened by her recently.