Stone pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir down during Ramzan ceasefire: Centre

Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram said the Centre on May 16 had issued instructions to the security forces and army not to undertake offensive operations during the period of Ramzan in J-K.

Published: 25th July 2018 06:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2018 06:45 PM   |  A+A-

Kashmir stone pelters

Police and CRPF personnel chase stone pelters during a protest in Srinagar (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Stone pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir had come down during the suspension of operations in the month of Ramzan, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today.

He said the Centre on May 16 had issued instructions to the security forces and army not to undertake offensive operations during the period of Ramzan in Jammu and Kashmir.

"During the period from May 17 to June 17, 2018, as many as 117 incidents of stone pelting were reported in Jammu and Kashmir as against 219 during the period of April 15 to May 16, 2018," Ahir said in the Rajya Sabha, replying to a written question.

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