Government announces ceasefire during Ramzan in J&K

Kashmir clashes Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 16, 2018, 04.33 PM (IST)

The home ministry today declared a state of ceasefire during Ramzan in Jammu and Kashmir

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had appealed for ceasefire earlier.

Forces reserve right to retaliate if attacked, the home ministry said.

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called for a unilateral ceasefire along with other parties in the state.

"Everyone agreed that we should appeal to the Centre to consider a ceasefire-like unilateral ceasefire in former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's time in Ramzan till Amarnath yatra and Eid," chief minister Muft had said earlier.