Interlocutors arrive in Valley
Srinagar, Mar 11: The three interlocutors appointed by New Delhi on Jammu and Kashmir arrived in the Valley on Friday.
They announced that they would hold interactive sessions with women of the state seeking their opinion on the Kashmir issue as enough of their voice was not heard during earlier meetings.
The three-member panel arrived to take part in a 2-day interactive session with women in order to take their voice on board before finalising their report on Kashmir issue.
"We felt that there was not enough voice of women among the people we interacted so far and decided to hold this session where women from all regions of the state will take part," Chief interlocutor Dileep Padgaonkar said.
He said academician Radha Kumar, who is one of the three members of the team, organised the conference after getting consent from several female Rajya Sabha Members, academicians, Non-governmental Organisation workers and women from other walks of life.
Four Rajya Sabha members - Shruti Choudhary, Brinda Karat, Mabel Rebello and Viplove Thakur - have arrived here to take part in the interactive session, which will begin at SKICC on the banks of Dal Lake here tomorrow.
The only women minister from the state Cabinet Sakina Itoo, Wakf board member Nusrat Andrabi and State women's commission chairperson Shameema Firdous are other notable personalities to take part in the session.
Women academicians from Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh will also take part in the proceedings, Padgoankar said.
The unscheduled interaction with the women has delayed the finalisation of the report of the interlocutors on political resolution of Jammu and Kashmir.
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