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   Jammu & Kashmir Ceasefire 2000


In July 2000 one of the largest Kashmiri militant groups announced a unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir and offered to open a dialog with the Government.  The Government responded by instructing its military forces to reciprocate the ceasefire, accepting the offer of dialog, and beginning talks.

The ceasefire and talks ended abruptly in August when the militants demanded the start of tripartite talks between themselves, the Government of India, and the Government of Pakistan.  During the same period, Pakistan-backed militants opposed to the ceasefire attacked and killed more than 100 civilians, many of them Hindu religious pilgrims, at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir.  

On November 26, the Government instituted its own unilateral suspension of offensive action for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Jammu and Kashmir and offered to initiate dialog with militant groups that wished to come forward for talks.  The Government extended the ceasefire on December 20, and it remained in force at year's end.   The Government also continued to pursue a dialog with Kashmiri militant groups, but no formal talks had begun by year's end.







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Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Friday that New Delhi was trying to find amicable solutions to its problems with Pakistan and China and that confrontation in any case was not the answer. (‘India Trying To Resolve Issues With Pakistan And China’ , Dawn, Jawed Naqvi, Nov 03, 2007)

Cross-border support to militants operating in Kashmir is continuing unabated, despite the ceasefire on the India-Pakistan border, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here on Friday. (Cross-Border Support To Kashmir Militants Continuing, Says Antony, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)

Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been told to move out of schools and hospitals which they have occupied in the region. (Kashmir Soldiers Told To Move Out , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)

The United Jihad Council is desperate to join in the political dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir’s future, but it may be too late. (Signals From Ceasfire, Frontline, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 24, 2007)

Does Pakistan reserve the right to liberate Siachin from India’s illegal occupation? Has Pakistan ruled out its military option altogether? These were the two questions raised in the routine foreign office Monday briefing . . . . .. (Surrendering Siachin To India, Pakistan Observer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 23, 2007)

Terrorists, through their latest attacks, have justified Benazir Bhutto’s much-maligned deal with President General Pervez Musharraf. She used to say that she wanted to return to Pakistan because terrorism was finishing all chances of the . . . . (Can Benazir Bring Democracy To Pak?, Asian Age, Kuldip Nayar, Oct 22, 2007)

Id was today celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir with religious fervour with over one lakh people offering Id prayers at the famous Idgah after a gap of about 20 years. (Lakhs Offer Prayers At Idgah After 20 Yrs , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 15, 2007)

Two fidayeen, who had stormed a CRPF camp near the Dal Lake last evening, have been killed by security personnel. (2 Fidayeen Killed, 3 Soldiers Hurt , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 13, 2007)

Former Hizb commander ponders lessons of collapsed 2000-2001 peace effort Sees no point in harbouring resentments against the dead “It’s never too late to talk peace. We all have no choice” (Kashmir Ceasefire: Remembering Failure, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 13, 2007)

Militants on Thursday carried out a suicide attack on the CRPF battalion headquarters housed in a hotel along the banks of the famous Dal Lake on Thursday evening in which one of the bombers was killed after a fierce gun-battle. (One Killed In Suicide Attack On Crpf Camp In Srinagar, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)

Two suicide bombers were killed and three paramilitary troopers were wounded in a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp near the Dal Lake here, police officials said on Friday. (Kashmir Attack Ends, 2 Militants Killed, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 12, 2007)

A fidayeen attack in Srinagar left three police personnel injured on the eve of a 72-hour, unilateral ceasefire declared by the Pakistan-based United Jihad Council. (Fidayeen Strike At Crpf Camp In J&k, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 12, 2007)

Defence Minister AK Antony hinted in New Delhi on Wednesday that the Centre was unlikely to declare a ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir as situation in the State was by and large peaceful. (No Need For Ceasefire In J&k, Hints Antony, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)

Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony is said to have ruled out an Eid ceasefire in the army operations against resistance groups in Jammu and Kashmir but his comments on Wednesday remained open to interpretation. (India Rules Out Eid Ceasefire , Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 11, 2007)

Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir are unlikely to suspend operations against terror groups despite the dramatic announcement of a three-day unilateral ceasefire by Pakistan-based terror groups, Union Home Ministry officials have said. (Jihad Council Truce Fails To Move Delhi, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 10, 2007)

Despite intense pressure from both separatists and mainstream Kashmiri parties to reciprocate a temporary ceasefire declared by the United Jihad Council (UJC) on the eve of Eid, the Indian government is unlikely to consider the demand. (India Unlikely To Accept Call For ‘Ceasefire’ On Eid, Daily Times, Iftikhar Gilani, Oct 10, 2007)

The head of Kashmir’s numerically strongest terror group knows his organisation has its back to the wall. (Behind The Hizb Ul-Mujahideen’S Ceasefire, Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Oct 10, 2007)

In an important development, Kashmir militants on Monday announced a unilateral cease-fire for three days from October 12. (Kashmir Militants Announce Ceasefire, Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 09, 2007)

United Jehad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin has announced unilateral ceasefire for three days from October 12 to 14 on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr. (Jehad Council Declares 3-Day Ceasefire From Oct 12 , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 09, 2007)

October 26 will mark the 60th anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India following the self-confessed invasion of the state by Pakistan and later its annexation of the Northern Areas. This is part of the UN record. (60 Years Of Accession, Tribune, B.G. Verghese, Oct 01, 2007)


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