ramazan ceasefire

Forces relaunch militant-hunting in south #Kashmir as Ramazan cease-ops end

Forces relaunch militant-hunting in south #Kashmir as Ramazan cease-ops end

As the Government of India (GOI) called off Ramazan cease-ops on Sunday, Government forces on Monday launched the first cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The search operation was launched in Waghama village of Bijbehara following inputs about the presence of militants, local reports said. The CASO was jointly launched by the army 3 […]

Shujaat was killed because he tried to find a middle path: Jitendra Singh

Shujaat was killed because he tried to find a middle path: Jitendra Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Udhampur and Union minister Jitendra Singh said that Shujaat Bukhari was killed as he “tried to find a middle path”. “Any activist in Kashmir — whether from the journalist fraternity or political fraternity — if they tried to work out a middle path, they had to run through this fate. Shujaat […]

39 killings, 61 incidents of violence took place during Ramazan cease-ops

As the Government of India called off cease-ops in the Valley and asked its forces to resume operations against militants, however, despite the cessation of offensives, the month of Ramazan saw 39 killings and nearly 61 incidents of militant-initiated action in Kashmir. Those killed included 24 militants, nine security men and six civilians. Since May […]

Pak has gained some ground in #Kashmir, admits MoS Home Affairs

Pak has gained some ground in #Kashmir, admits MoS Home Affairs

In a candid admission, Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said on Sunday that Pakistan has achieved some success in fomenting unrest in Kashmir over the last three years, adding that India nevertheless “had responded in equal measure” to the cross-border infiltration backed by Islamabad. “Terror-related incidents in Kashmir have reduced significantly over […]

Kashmir: 2 Cops dead, 10 soldiers injured in separate attacks

Kashmir: 2 Cops dead, 10 soldiers injured in separate attacks

Two policemen were killed and another injured after militants attacked a check-post at a court complex in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The militants fired at the police guard post in an attack shortly before dawn this morning and stole the rifles and ammunition of the two policemen and fled. The two policemen were identified […]

Opposed by IB and Army, Ramazan ceasefire had Rajnath, Madhav and Doval’s backing: Report

Opposed by IB and Army, Ramazan ceasefire had Rajnath, Madhav and Doval’s backing: Report

After the Jammu and Kashmir’s BJP unit opposed the idea of announcing a unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramazan, a Quint report said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, party’s Kashmir minder Ram Madhav and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval favoured it while the Intelligence Bureau and the Indian Army bitterly opposed the move. “Even though the decision […]

Delhi halts ‘operation all-out’ after 475 deaths, announces Ramazan ceasefire

Delhi halts ‘operation all-out’ after 475 deaths, announces Ramazan ceasefire

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: As the month of Ramazan is starting tomorrow, 17 May, the government of India has announced a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir, taking many people by surprise. The move comes as government forces operating in Kashmir are busy with the ‘Operation All Out’ that was launched in 2017. Since 2017, 290 militants, including […]

Mehbooba’s ‘Ramzan ceasefire’ punctured by ally BJP: Ceasefire will wash away Army’s efforts

Mehbooba’s ‘Ramzan ceasefire’ punctured by ally BJP: Ceasefire will wash away Army’s efforts

The ruling PDP’s alliance partner BJP Thursday punctured the peace initiative of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti when she called on Wednesday for a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir during the month of Ramzan saying that ceasefire will wash away Army’s efforts, reports said. The refusal came a day after Mehbooba Mufti said all parties in the […]