Back to square one

Back to square one
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As New Delhi has called off Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir the anti-militancy operations are all set to resume in the Valley.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday announced that ceasefire won’t be extended as the move has no yielded the desired results.
People who were criticizing the Centre’s decision to announce ceasefire in the holy month of Ramadan are terming the calling off the truce as their “victory” as they had predicted it one month ago that this move would backfire.
New Delhi based channels during the past one month held numerous panel discussions to highlight the drawbacks of the unilateral ceasefire which was announced in May this year.
The truce being called off is an indication that situation in Kashmir continues to be grim.  Since the beginning of this year numerous gunfights between militants and the government forces have taken place in south Kashmir. Besides militants, personnel of government forces and civilians have also been killed in the gunfights and the clashes near the encounter sites. Many people fear that with the resumption of operations against the militants situation can again become volatile and aggravate the prevailing crisis.
Soon after Centre announced ceasefire in the Valley the mainstream political parties claimed that it’s a “big achievement” and it was all due to their attempts that Centre agreed to announce the truce.Politicians left no opportunity to derive the political mileage and too much noise was created. Now the situation is back to square one and politicians have been left with nothing to sell. Politicians should bear it in mind that Kashmir situation needs to be handled carefully without creating too much of hype about any development.