Security forces may halt all operations in Jammu and Kashmir from early February, former All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Omar Farooq said in New Delhi on Thursday.
According to him, Advani said he would discuss the issue with army and other security agencies.
"When the ceasefire has brought such a relief in the border areas of the state, such a move in the state would definitely bring a great amount of relief to the people in the valley," he said.
Government sources said the Centre might consider steps similar to the Non-Initiation of Combat Operations, under which the security forces would only attack only if they are attacked.
Asked whether their visit to Pakistan was discussed during the meeting, he said, "We made our case that this will only further the peace initiatives for Kashmir. The deputy prime minister was not averse to the idea."
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