GoI begins consultations
New Delhi, Aug 6: Home Minister P Chidambaram has begun series of consultations with Kashmiri opinion makers to explore ways to salvage the situation in the turmoil-hit Valley.
Chidambaram, on Thursday and Friday, met select group of opinion makers, mostly Kashmir-based journalists in Delhi, a wire service quoting home ministry officials said.
“Consultations have begun. But these are not real talks. You can say these are talks before talks or talks to give shape to the real talks,” the wire-agency quoted the official to have said, on condition of anonymity. He said the minister was likely to hold consultations with religious leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, academics and intellectuals, representatives of trade, industry and commerce,journalists, rights activists and other sections of the civil society soon.
“He is expected to meet them in small groups,” the source said.
The “real talks” with political groups will be given shape based on the inputs from these consultations, the report said.
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