Javid AhmadSrinagar, June 12:
After series of militant attacks on police and para military forces, Director General Police (DGP) S P Vaid Tuesday said militants don’t want ceasefire and end to bloodshed in Kashmir.
Talking to Rising Kashmir, Vaid said militants don’t want ceasefire and peace to prevail in Kashmir.
“Some elements (militants) don’t want the ceasefire. They don’t want peace to prevail and end the bloodshed in Valley,” he said.
His remarks came after twin militant attacks in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Anantnag districts left two policemen dead and six others including five CRPF men and a cop injured.
On May 16, Government of India (GoI) announced Ramadan ceasefire in the State and directed troops not to launch active anti-militancy operations but allowed them to fire back when attacked.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his two-day visit to the State recently did not rule out possibility of ceasefire extension.
He is expected to take a call after security review meeting in New Delhi.
In 27 days of Ramadan ceasefire, at least 29 pwoplw have been killed in militancy-related incidents in the hinterland and LoC.
Of the 29 people killed, 21 were militants and among them only two were killed in a gun battle with forces in the hinterland in Handwara.
Three policemen, three civilians and two army men were also killed in militancy violence so far.
Nearly 60 persons were also injured in series of grenade attacks, IED blasts, and firing by militants in south Kashmir and Srinagar.
“Most of the grenade attacks were carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad militants,” said a police official.