Rajnath Singh, the nation’s Federal Home Minister, stated New Delhi’s government had taken the decision to observe Ramadan’s “peaceful environment”.
He stated: “The decision was taken to help the peace loving Muslims observe Ramazan in a peaceful environment.”
Ramadan is also written as Ramazan because of its Arabic transliteration of Rāmāzān.
The decision from India comes after weeks of violence in the region stemming from tensions between itself and neighbour Pakistan.
Over 130 people have been killed this year so far from military violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
The region’s state government had called for a ceasefire during Ramadan.
Such a protection is already meant to be in effect for the region but has been consistently violated by both Islamabad and New Delhi.
Last week Pakistan raised tensions with India at a UN General Assembly session in New York after an official from the former referenced conflict in Kashmir.
India rejected the remark as being irrelevant.
Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Masood Anwar, stated: “The world we live today is marred with conflict and strife while we maintain unity in fighting terrorism and extremism.
“Countering the narrative of this twisted ideologies is imperative.
“Human rights violations in particular are a matter of serious concern to the international community.”
Ramadan started on Wednesday and will see millions of Muslims begin fasting to bring them closer to their faith and Allah.
The holy period marks the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of time where Muslims fast and spend more time reading the Koran.
From sunrise to sunset Muslims will abstain from food and drink – the ritual allows them to understand the suffering of others around the world.
Because the Islamic calendar is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, the timing of the holy period changes every year.
Ramadan lasts between 29 and 30 days every year depending on the sighting of the moon.