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Centre's 'Operation halt' a joke, claim separatists

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Separatists today termed a "cruel joke" the Centre's announcement that security forces will not launch any operations in during Ramzan but reserved the right to retaliate if attacked.

"Operation Halt is a cruel joke with the freedom-loving people of Kashmir, who are engaged in a legitimate movement for right to self-determination," the separatists said in a statement.

The JRL -- comprising Syed Ali Geelani, and -- issued the statement after a meeting of the separatists who also called for a shutdown on Saturday when will visit the state.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:05 IST