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Kashmir ceasefire to hoodwink global community: Separatists

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Separatists in on Thursday dubbed the ceasefire announced by the "a cruel joke on the people of the (Kashmir) Valley".

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, and Muhammad Yasin Malik, met at Geelani's residence to deliberate on the various dimensions of what they called "Operation Halt" announced by the

A statement issued by the group said: "Operation Halt is a cruel joke with the freedom-loving people of engaged in a legitimate movement for right to self-determination."

The statement added that the people of the Valley believe in permanent peace rather than a relaxation in killing for one month. People want a permanent halt to the war thrust on them by

The separatists called the Wednesday announcement "a ploy to hoodwink opinion both at national and international level".

Earlier, addressing a seminar at of the Hurriyat conference, said: "Calling for strikes to register our protest is our compulsion. We shall soon come up with an alternate strategy of registering our protest."

On Wednesday, the announced a ceasefire in during the holy month of but said it would hit back if militants resorted to violence.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:10 IST
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