Decline in stone pelting vindicates Ramadhan ceasefire was positive initiative: Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR, JULY 26: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said today that the decline in stone-pelting incidents in the Valley when the anti-militancy operations were suspended for Ramadhan vindicated her stand that it was a positive initiative which needed to be continued to improve the situation.

Mehbooba wrote on Twitter, “Decline in stone pelting incidents during ceasefire vindicates our stand that it was a positive initiative that brought a sense of relief amongst the masses. Its continuation would have further improved the situation,”.

Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said the major cause of the stone-pelting in the Valley is the crack-downs or the cordon and search operations which did not take place in the month.

“But they forgot to add the context – crack downs or cordon/search ops (operations) stopped during that period so a major cause of the stone pelting disappeared for the month of Ramzan (Ramadhan),” he said on Twitter. (PTK)

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