Ramzan ceasefire a cosmetic measure, says Malik, Mirwaiz

The resistance leaders of Jammu and Kashmir have called the ceasefire announced by New Delhi during Ramzan as a “cosmetic measure.”

Ceasefire was announced by the Home Ministry on Wednesday, asking all the government forces not to launch any anti-militancy operations in the state in view of holy month of Ramzan but “security forces reserve the right to retaliate if attacked.”

While addressing a seminar, titled “Responsibility of Leadership in Safeguarding the Sanctity of Martyrdom” organized by the Hurriyat Conference (M) at its Rajbagh headquarters, the leaders called for the resolution of Kashmir issue and also said that shutdowns can’t achieve goals but is a compulsion.

The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik both called the ceasefire a “cosmetic measure”.

“Until and until a comprehensive plan is made to resolve the Kashmir issue, these cosmetic things won’t work,” said Malik. “This is a cosmetic measure. Will it make any difference on the ground.”

Mirwaiz added that it doesn’t make any difference whether ceasefire is called for a month or two. “We need to find the root cause of the conflict and the reason why youth is picking up arms. We need to address the dispute. It is our compulsion, but the Joint Resistance Leadership is working to find an alternative strategy (to register protest),” he said.

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