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Continued attacks from ‘terrorists’ resulted in ceasefire suspension: Bipin Rawat

The ceasefire announced by the Centre for the month of Ramzan was revoked on Sunday.

New Delhi: The Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that Security forces had to end the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir because of continued attacks from “terrorists.”

After the BJP-PDP split in Jammu and Kashmir and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s resignation on Wednesday, the state was put under Governor’s rule.

“We don’t think there will be any impact. We don’t have any kind of political interference,” Rawat said about Governor’s rule.

“Operations were being carried out earlier as well. Then we saw a phase of suspension of operations because we wanted people to get a chance to offer their prayers during Ramzan without any kind of problem. Despite that, terrorists continued with their activity, which is why the suspension of operations was cancelled,” he added.

Security forces have strict rules of engagement and “take action” in accordance with them, Rawat said. The ceasefire announced by the Centre for the month of Ramzan was revoked on Sunday. Aurangzeb, an Indian Army soldier, was killed by terrorists and journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead two days ahead of Eid.

 

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