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PDP, NC welcome ceasefire
SRINAGAR, May 16: Several political groups including the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and the National Conference have welcomes the ceasefire announcement by the Centre.

The main opposition National Conference hours after the announcement of the suspension of operations in Jammu and Kashmir by home minister Rajnath Singh welcomed the central governments initiative and asked other sides to reciprocate.

Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), National Conference Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said, “the other side should reciprocate the offer of ceasefire and all possibilities for dialogue with all stake holders should be explored immediately so that guns don’t start booming immediately after Eid-ul-Fitr again.”

PDP chief spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir while welcoming the Ramazan ceasefire has hailed the political vision and strength of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for pursuing centre to announce this major CBM.

Terming it as a change maker CBM, Mir said that this will go a long way in restoring peace in the valley. Mir said PDP's firm resolve of peace through reconciliation is a tested political way forward that has served the interests of the people and this development of ceasefire is another ray of hope that the party sees for a peaceful valley.

Mir said that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has emerged as a strong leader with conviction who has fought for the aspirations of her people. Mir also thanked all the parties who spoke in unison to demand this Ramazan Ceasefire.

The chief spokesperson said it was vision late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and conviction of Vajpayee to hold a political promise and deliver on that, on same line party chief Mehbooba Mufti has come up to expectations of her people with honesty, courage and conviction. He hoped that the ceasefire will be respected and peace will prevail.

News Updated at : Thursday, May 17, 2018
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