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Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma to visit militancy infested south Kashmir during his second visit to J-K
In Jammu, he will visit camps of migrants from Kashmir as well as those displaced from border villages following shelling from Pakistan.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters, officials said on Thursday.
Over 4,500 cases against youths involved in stone pelting for the first time will be dropped in a bid to win hearts in the Kashmir Valley.
Sharma is the fourth interlocutor appointed by the Centre since 2002 and Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak asked why the government had not opened communication channels with the separatists yet.
Dineshwar Sharma briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday on the first round of talks he had with various sections of the society last week.
Interlocution process in Jammu and Kashmir to continue for at least two years, says Dineshwar Sharma
Sharma had told reporters in Jammu yesterday that his visit was fruitful and he would be visiting the State again and again.
Governor N N Vohra impressed on him to sustain the dialogue and hear the elements of the society, who apparently held contrary convictions.
The KP leadership have demanded a commission of inquiry into the targeted killings of members from the community in the Valley and their subsequent exodus.
The interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma’s three-day stay in Kashmir during his maiden five-day visit to the State did not generate much political heat and enthusiasm among the political circles.
"I will try my best," Sharma told reporters when asked if he would go an extra mile to meet the Hurriyat Conference leaders.
Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets Omar Abdullah and other leaders, says will try best to meet Hurriyat
Sharma, who is on a five-day visit to the state, also visited the residence of CPI (M) State secretary and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami.
However, none of these delegations have significant impact in the political landscape of the State.
Sharma, a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, will spend three days in the Kashmir Valley and two days in Jammu.
Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma arrives on Mission Kashmir, interacts with representatives of apolitical groups, students
Sources said at least 60 delegations are scheduled to meet interlocutor during his three-day stay in Srinagar.
Separatists reject talks, dub the process as mere “rhetoric and wastage of time”