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Mehbooba welcomes ceasefire announcement

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on Wednesday welcomed the Centre's announcement of a ceasefire during the holy month of

"I wholeheartedly welcome the ceasefire. The month is a harbinger of peace and such a decision will go a long way in creating a peaceful and amicable environment for a sustained dialogue," she tweeted.

The thanked and for their intervention.

Former said the unilateral ceasefire followed a demand from all political parties except the

"Now if the militants don't respond in kind, they will stand exposed as the true enemies of the people," the tweeted.

He said this would be called a non-initiation of combat operations. "It's what they called it during the Vajpayee-Advani era as well but it's still a unilateral ceasefire. A rose by any other name..."

The central government announced on Wednesday a ceasefire in during Ramadan, saying this was necessary to help "peace loving Muslims" observe the holy month in a peaceful environment.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:08 IST