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After Al Umar Mujahideen, LeT refuses ceasefire, says ‘cannot even think of such compromise’

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Reacting to New Delhi’s decision of ceasefire in Kashmir during Ramadan, militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba Wednesday said that it cannot “even think of such compromise”, daily newspaper, The Kashmir Monitor reported.

In an emailed statement LeT Chief Mehmood Shah said that they have “firmly asserted that cease-fire is no option.”

Kashmir Monitor quoted the LeT Chief as saying, “We deem it as sin and disgrace to the sacrifices put up in the freedom struggle. We are the heirs of the martyrs. Opting for such choice is treachery to blood of martyrs and there is no disgrace as such.”

He, in the statement, dubbed the Centre’s statement on ceasefire as “nothing but a drama”.

The statement comes after the Ramzan ceasefire proposed by the Mehbooba Mufti government, was reciprocated by New Delhi on Wednesday asking the armed forces not to launch operations during the holy month.

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In a series of tweets, the ministry of Home Affairs however added that the forces reserve the ‘right to retaliate or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people.’

The Government of India said that they expect everyone to cooperate in this initiative.


Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the ceasefire and thanked Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Modi for their personal intervention.


In another tweet, Mehbooba said that such a move will create an environment for sustained dialogue.


After the Al Party Meet, which was held recently in Srinagar, the Government of JK had said that New Should consider Ramzan ceasefire, which was a ‘unanimous decision of all the parties.’

However, militant outfit Al Umar Mujahideen, in a statement had rejected the proposal. 

“Dialogue with India is a futile exercise and the Kashmir issue can only be resolved through armed struggle, “outfit’s chief Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar had said.

 


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