The centre is forming a new team to start a dialogue in Kashmir through informal channels and help resolve the crisis that has crippled the state for 50 days now, NDTV said quoting its sources.
The central government has started reaching out to eminent citizens to be part of the Track-II team, which could be tasked with talking to all stakeholders including separatists, sources said. The new team may be announced when an all-party delegation visits the Valley next weekend.
Prime Minister Modi has indicated that the government is willing to start a dialogue in Kashmir to curb the violence.
"We need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the problem within the framework of the Constitution," PM Modi had said in a statement after a meeting with opposition parties in Kashmir this week. Both the opposition in the state and the army have made calls for a dialogue with all stakeholders to end the cycle of violence. (NDTV)