Include politicians in interlocutors’ team: PDF
Srinagar, Oct 17: Welcoming New Delhi’s initiative of appointing interlocutors on Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Front chairman, Hakeem Muhammad Yasin has demanded inclusion of politicians in the team.
In a statement, Yasin said, “It is a welcome step, but politicians should be also included in the team. Kashmir can be solved through talks only and it is high time that people from all shades of opinion are included in talks.”
Yasin, who represents Khan Sahib Constituency said, “We hope that miseries of Kashmiris would be mitigated and the process would be taken to its logical conclusion.”
Meanwhile, J&K Democratic Forum president, Pandit Bhushan Bazaz said although he had full faith on the three apolitical interlocutors, more concrete measures should be taken to resolve the Kashmir issue.
“One saw no point in talking to non-political interlocutors who don’t understand the sensitiveness of the people of Kashmir and their leadership,” he said in a statement.
“The Centre’s earlier initiatives to hold dialogue with voices of dissent in Kashmir have suffered due to trust and credibility deficit,” he added.
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