Kashmir: Lashkar rejects India’s ceasefire offer during Ramzan

Hours after the government of India announced a ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan, militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba rejected the offer, saying the statement by home minister Rajnath Singh was a ‘drama’.

“Mahmood Shah, Chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, has firmly asserted that ceasefire is no option and no thought can be given on such compromise,” a statement issued here said.

“We deem it as sin and disgrace to the sacrifices put up in the freedom struggle. We are the heirs of the martyrs. Opting for such choice is treachery to blood of martyrs and there is no disgrace as such,” Shah was quoted in the statement issued to Kashmir Dispatch.

“The statement of India’s interior minister is nothing but a drama. It may be a wish of India and its few sympathizers and nothing else.”

Shah said: “…we are in favor of negotiations but the talks in presence of armed forces in the region are not possible.”