India declares a conditional ceasefire in IOK during Ramzan



New Delhi, May 16 (TNS): Indian government on Wednesday declared a conditional ceasefire in occupied Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.

It is important to isolate the forces that bring a bad name to Islam by resorting to mindless violence and terror, says Indian government in a tricky statement.

“Indian government expects everyone to cooperate in this initiative and help the Muslim brothers and sisters to observe Ramzan peacefully and without any difficulties”, the statement added.

The government has asked the security forces to not launch operations in the region during the next thirty days.

However, security forces reserve right to retaliate if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people, the statement said.

Occupied Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has been informed about the decision, Indian ministry of home affairs said.