Interlocutors begin 5th visit
Meet Guv, CM, CS
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 21: Centre’s Interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir began their fifth visit to the state Monday with their meetings with the Governor, N N Vohra and the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here.
The Interlocutors panel comprising Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M M Ansari also held detailed discussions with state bureaucrats and political leaders to evolve ‘broad consensus for political settlement of the problem.’
The panel members, who arrived at Jammu airport about an hour behind schedule due to delay in flight, straightway drove to the Raj Bhawan and had one and a half hour luncheon meeting with the state Governor.
During the meeting, the Interlocutors reflected on the understandings which had so far emerged with regard to certain matters related to the Kashmir issue, sources said.
Later, they also met the Chief Minister and apprised him of the progress of the dialogue process and interaction with different shades of opinion in the state.
Official sources said the Interlocutors also met the Chief Secretary Madhav Lal and discussed administrative issues and law and order situation with him. They also met the Congress leader,Prof Hari Om and other political activists at the State Guest House to get their viewpoint on the roadmap for the resolution of the vexed Kashmir problem.
The Interlocutors, however, could not visit the West Pakistan refugees’ camp at Bhour, near Satwari due to the delay in their arrival.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that they will meet the Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, who is also the president of Democratic Nationalist Party (DNP) tomorrow.
They will also meet the Chief Information Commissioner and State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Chairmen besides interacting with the general public.
On February 23, they will brief the media about their visit before leaving for Srinagar. The Interlocutors are expected to stay in Kashmir till February 25 before flying back to Delhi.
On October 13, the Centre had appointed three interlocutors as part of its eight-point Kashmir peace initiative. Their appointment came after massive protests in Kashmir Valley leading to 117 civilian persons during five-month long summer unrest last year.
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