Positive change in JK atmosphere: Ansari
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 12: The three-member group of interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir, appointed by the Centre in October last year, today said that there has been a positive change in the atmosphere in the state.
“There is positive change in the atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir. Many encouraging things are happenings. Lots of changes have taken place and lots of good things have taken place,” one of the interlocutors M M Ansari said after a meeting with Home Minister P Chidambaram.
He said that during the meeting, the group discussed about the action taken by central and state governments on the three reports it submitted earlier. The interlocutors in their reports submitted the “broad contours” for a lasting solution to the Kashmir issue for consideration by the government.
The Centre has sent “some” of its recommendations to the state for necessary action.
“Action has been initiated on the recommendations. Some recommendations have been sent to the state government for necessary action. Some are under implementation,” the Home Ministry said in a statement earlier.
In its report, the group recommended expediting cases of under-trials, permitting peaceful protests and releasing militants and protesters against whom there are no serious charges, among others.
The group also recommended training of security forces, identifying jobs for young men and women in central and state government offices, announcing scholarships for Kashmiri students, enhancing monetary assistance to widows and orphans, efforts to trace missing persons and increasing monthly allowances to Kashmiri Pandits, the ministry said.
The interlocutors - Ansari, a former Information Commissioner, eminent journalist Dileep Padgaonkar and academician Radha Kumar - will visit the state for the fourth time from January 17.
Asked whether the group has given any suggestion to the government for the change of name of the posts of Governor and Chief Minister in JK, Ansari replied in the negative. “Whatever appeared in newspapers was nothing but media speculation,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
- Weatherman predicts snowfall today
- Omar fails to land in Jammu
- Gadkari launches march to Srinagar
- Embarrassed BOSE seeks police help
- Positive change in JK atmosphere: Ansari
- Hundreds throng police recruitment drive in City
- NC, Congress pitch for ILS start
- Development works suffer in ERA’s era
- Meeting Kashmiri detainees in Kathua jail not easy
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Jan 12: Sixteen year old Sana Fayaz of Peerbagh Hyderpora, who topped the 2010 batch of Class X believes that systematic hard work led to her achieving the feat. Sana, eldest daughter of More
- Srinagar City
CLAIM ONLY SINGLE BRANCH DAMAGED BY SPEEDING VEHICLE
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Jan 12: Even though the Mulberry tree trunks were chopped down in broad daylight allegedly by the paramilitary CRPF personnel last month, the concerned authorities seem to be trying to hush up More
Jammu, Jan 12: The Governor, N N Vohra and Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah have felicitated the people on Lohri and Makar Sankranti, and prayed that these occasions would be the harbingers of peace, progress More
- News in Brief
Srinagar, Jan 12: People’s Democratic Party today said the police recruitment conducted in the City on Wednesday was done in “hush hush manner and another brazen instance of the insincere conduct of state More
Calls for adequate infrastructure, free movement of people, commodities across LoC
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today accused the government of hampering the cross-LoC trade through unnecessary restrictions. Maintaining that the trade More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 12: Five years after courting controversy for praising M A Jinnah, senior BJP leader L K Advani still seems to be haunted by it as he remarked that he had "personally" experienced what the More