Interlocutors meet Governor
Roundtable In Jammu On July 11/12
Jammu, July 6: The three-member team of Interlocutors, who arrived here Wednesday held extended discussions with the Jammu and Kashmir Governor, NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan this evening, an official handout said.
During their hour and a half meeting, the Interlocutors – Dileep Padgaonkar, Prof Radha Kumar and MM Ansari - discussed with the Governor, the prospects which had emerged consequent to the recently concluded elections to the Panchayats. They also discussed the long-term development issues and the need to maintain peace and calm along the frontiers.
IANS Adds from Jammu: The interlocutors will focus on the ways to reduce impact of conflict on the pluralism of Jammu and Kashmir during their two-day meeting with the leaders and intellectuals in Jammu July 11-12.
This will be their first "round table conference" in Jammu.
The interlocutors are social activist Radha Kumar, journalist Dileep Padgaonkar and former information commissioner MM Ansari.
Radha Kumar, in her letter to the participants wrote: "The meeting is a step in our effort to have a sustained dialogue with all sections of opinion in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, and the goal is to consult with you on how to get a serious peace process going for a political resolution."
"Some of the issues we wish to look at are: the impact of the conflict (the ongoing militancy related violence and counter-insurgency) on the pluralism of Jammu and Kashmir and what needs to be done; in which ways can the diverse groups and communities of the state work together to forge a comprehensive solution to the political issues; and what part they do and/ or wish to play in the peace making process," she wrote.
The three interlocutors have been holding discussions with various sections of society across the state since their appointment to open the dialogue in Kashmir in October 2010, while Kashmir was struggling for peace after nearly five month long troubles which left more than 110 people dead in clashes. Most of the victims were youngsters.
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