Srinagar: A decision on whether the Government of India (GoI) will extend the time period of Ramzan unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, is expected to be taken by Rajnath Singh, when he visits the state on Thursday. The home minister will personally review the situation and get first hand feedback from the forces operating at ground zero, NDTV reported on Wednesday.
As per the report government forces, who were initially worried over the GoI’s decision, claim it may be have been a blessing in disguise and the numbers support their stand.
“Operations were never suspended only relief was given to the common people,” Minister of State in PMO Jitender Singh told NDTV. Before Ramzan unilateral ceasefire, almost every day at least five cordon and search operations were taking place simultaneously, severely affecting daily lives of the local people.
“Extension of ceasefire suits both the BJP and PDP politically but will it be operationally viable is the call which the home minister will have to take,” a senior government official told NDTV.