Militants are “desperately” trying to sabotage the Ramzan ceasefire declared by the central government, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday.
“Even as we see the ceasefire bringing great relief to the people of J&K, militants seem to be continuing their violent activities and desperately trying to sabotage the process. I only hope that they realise the futility of their actions soon,” she tweeted hours after militants attacked an army camp at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit Srinagar on a two-day trip on 7 June.
Mufti is again expected to seek an extension of the ceasefire after meeting Singh. Sources said the Union minister may accede to her request once he has met up with top officials and reviewed security arrangements.
There has been a surge in militant attacks ever since the ceasefire was announced-with over twelve grenades being hurled at security forces, only one soldier was killed and four injured in the last 21 days. While 10 alleged infiltrators from Pakistan were killed in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, south Kashmir witnessed no militant casualty during this period.