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Ramadan ceasefire: Security forces keeping fingers crossed

Ramadan ceasefire: Security forces keeping fingers crossed
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New Delhi: Security agencies were keeping their fingers crossed over a fresh unilateral ceasefire announced by the Centre during Ramzan beginning today, as a similar exercise nearly two decades ago witnessed the killings of 129 people including 43 security personnel, according to officials.

The security agency officials felt a need to monitor the situation closely as militant groups had used such a window as an opportunity to regroup themselves and carry out more attacks on security establishments.

The Centre yesterday announced that security forces would not launch any operation in the state during the holy month of Ramzan but they reserved the right to retaliate, if attacked.

The announcement came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

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