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Citizens group supports Mehbooba Mufti's demand for ceasefire in J-K during Ramzan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A group of citizens, including former Union Sinha and former Wajahat Habibullah, today extended support to Mehbooba Mufti's call for a unilateral ceasefire in during the month of Ramzan till completion of the Amarnath Yatra.

In a statement issued here, the Concerned Citizens' Group said it strongly endorses the joint demand of the political parties of for a ceasefire during the sacred month of Ramzan.

"The security forces must observe the ceasefire strictly and should fire only when fired upon," it said.

The group said the must initiate a purposeful dialogue, in the meanwhile, with all stakeholders in a time-bound manner.

They appealed to people to abjure violence during Ramzan and Amarnath Yatra.

The group comprises Sinha, Wajahat Habibullah, former Air Marshal Kapil Kak, and

On Thursday, the had said the central government should consider a unilateral ceasefire in the state starting from Ramzan in mid May till the completion of the Amarnath yatra in August.

She made the remarks after chairing a four-hour all-party meeting, which was convened to discuss the present situation in the

However, BJP's unit opposed the unilateral ceasefire demand.

The said militants were demoralised due to Army action and a unilateral ceasefire would ease pressure and allow them to re-energise.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:40 IST
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