‘Hardliners building pressure on GoI to call off ceasefire in J&K’

‘Hardliners building pressure on GoI to call off ceasefire in J&K’
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Afaq Bhat

Srinagar, May 28: Ramadan ceasefire announced by the Government of India in Jammu and Kashmir has annoyed the hardliners sitting in New Delhi, sources told Precious Kashmir.
They said that RSS and top BJP leaders are trying to build pressure on the GoI to call off the truce against militants in the state and ask the government forces to restart the operations.
Besides these leaders the New Delhi based channels and the web portals are creating a notion that ceasefire has given a chance to militants to regroup and they can carry out a major strike in the Valley.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “Hardliners sitting in New Delhi don’t want to give peace a chance and want the truce to be called off forthwith. It’s unfortunate that most people sitting in Delhi view Kashmir as a law and order problem.”
He said that its after longtime that Centre has announced a confidence building measure which has brought relief for the people. “There are reports that since the day GoI has announced ceasefire the number of tourists visiting the Valley has increased. There has been decline in the stone-pelting incidents also,” the analyst added.
He said that on the other hand leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Kashmir are creating a notion that ceasefire would be extended and GoI is seriously considering to extend it. “The hype being created by the Kashmir based politicians about the prevailing truce in the state too has offended the hardliners,” the analyst said. “If the Kashmir based leaders want ceasefire to continue they should stop projecting it as their achievement.”
A source said that militants attacking an army camp at Kakapora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday night has provided an “opportunity “ to the hardliners to increase the pressure over the GoI to reconsider its ceasefire decision.
It may be recalled that a soldier and a civilian were killed when militants fired upon an army camp of 50-Rashtriya Riffles near Kakapora on Sunday night.
A Kashmir watcher said, “Some people are waiting for a chance to somehow make New Delhi reverse its Ramadan ceasefire decision. They believe that war is the only solution and people of Kashmir should be taught a lesson. For them all Kashmiris are violence mongers and they believe bullets are the only answer.”
An insider revealed that fate of the prevailing ceasefire is hanging in balance and if the hardliners succeed in building up the pressure the truce may be called off.

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