Will revoke Ramzan ceasefire, threatens BJP minister
Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti appealed to the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan to again hold dialogue to stop the bloodshed at the border.
She called it unfortunate that the ceasefire violation happened even after the DGMOs agreed to respect the ceasefire pact of 2003.
“People are dying on both sides of the borders. The DGMOs should hold dialogue again. This bloodshed must be brought to an end,” Mehbooba told reporters on the sideline of a function here on Sunday.
Union Minister of State (Mos) for Home Hansraj Ahir said New Delhi would be “constrained” to revoke the Ramazan ceasefire in Kashmir if Pakistan continued to indulge in cross-border firing and terrorism.
“We had decided to suspend operations in view of Ramazan. However, there is no respite in cross-border terrorism and ceasefire violations on the part of Pakistan,” Ahir said at a press conference at the Government Guest House in Yavatmal, Maharashtra.
He added that the provisions of the truce allow India to retaliate if Pakistan initiates unprovoked firing.