New Delhi: The Centre has asked security forces not to launch operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that the decision has been taken to help the 'peace-loving Muslims observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has been informed of the decision by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
However, the Centre has said that the security forces to "reserve the right to retaliate if attacked or if essential to protect the lives of innocent people."
The Centre asks Security Forces not to launch operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan. Decision taken to help the peace loving Muslims observe Ramzan in a peaceful environment.
HM Shri @rajnathsingh has informed the Chief Minister, J&K of Centre’s decision.
The ninth month in the Islamic calendar is considered holy. Known as Ramzan or Ramadan, the holy month has commenced from May 16, 2018, in India. During this month, Muslims across the globe observe fast (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad. It is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is observed based on the sighting of the moon according to accounts compiled in the hadith.
The month of Ramzan concludes with Eid al-Fitr, an auspicious day for Muslims across the globe.