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Hope all in Kashmir will reciprocate Centre's peace move: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today expressed hope that the Centre's decision to stop operations of security forces in during Ramzan will be reciprocated by all in the valley.

"We welcome the prudent decision taken by Hon'ble PM and HM with a profound hope that this gesture will be reciprocated by one and all in the valley (and it) will witness peace during d holy month of Ramazan (sic)," BJP's tweeted.

Madhav is the BJP's pointsman for Jammu and Kashmir, where his party is a junior partner to the PDP in the government.

The today announced that the security forces will not launch any operations in during the holy month of Ramzan, seen as conciliatory move by the Centre as it tries to restore peace in the Valley.

The announcement by the came two days ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to on Saturday. Earlier, had said that the central government should consider a unilateral ceasefire in the state starting from Ramzan till the completion of the Amarnath yatra in August.

The Ministry said the security forces, however, reserve the right to retaliate if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people.

The fasting month of Ramzan is likely to start tomorrow or Friday depending on sighting of the moon and ends on Eid.

has informed Mufti of the central government's decision.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:10 IST