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A month on, taking stock of what happened in J&K during Ramzan ceasefire

While stone-pelting saw a decline during the Ramzan ceasefire with no operations initiated by security forces leading to fewer mobilisations, terrorism-related incidents increased considerably

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Shopian: Army personnel move towards the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in which seven militants and a civilian were killed, at Dragad in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Fazil Khan New Delhi
It’s been more than a month since a ceasefire announced by the Centre during the Islamic holy month of Ramzan ended in Jammu and Kashmir. Business Standard analyses data provided by South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) to understand what happened on the ground in the militancy-hit state.

The data, compiled from media reports, suggests stone-pelting incidents saw a drop between May 17 and June 17 in comparison with what was reported in the previous month, but explosions and terror-related incidents spiked during that period.

On May 16, the government said security forces will halt counter-insurgency operations during Ramzan, in the

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First Published: Jul 29 2018 | 12:46 PM IST

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