‘Discuss Interlocutors` report threadbare in Parl’

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said that the report of Interlocutors, should be discussed "threadbare" in the Parliament.

Jammu: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday
said that the report of Interlocutors, appointed by the Centre
for Jammu and Kashmir, should be discussed "threadbare" in the

"Finally, it (Interlocutors` report) has been part of
the people. The report has to be discussed in the Parliament.
It should be discussed (in the Parliament)," National
Conference chief and Union Minister for New and renewable
Energy, Abdullah told reporters here today.

"It should be discussed threadbare so that we know
exactly what is their view- how we go about it- and work on
that (for its implementation)," said Abdullah while addressing
a function.

Abdullah, who is currently on a visit of Jammu and
Kashmir to assess the post-snow situation in the state, was
replying to questions about the Interlocutors` report.

"That report is lying with Union Home Ministry. I think
Home Minister was to discuss the report in Cabinet Committee
on Security (CCS)," he said.

The union minister said, "I do not known what has
happened - whether it has been discussed or not. I am not the
member of CCS so I have no idea about it"
Abdullah, however said "But I will ask my colleague
Chidambaram about it".

On January 12, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had said
that the report was likely to be taken up by the Cabinet
Committee on Security in its meeting in few days.

The interlocutors -- Dileep Padgaonkar, M M Ansari and
Radha Kumar -- submitted their report on October 12 after
visiting the state and taking all shades of opinion. The
report suggests a number of administrative and confidence
building measures and the Centre has asked the Jammu and
Kashmir government to look into them and implement as many as

Meanwhile, Abdullah praised the people of Ladakh region,
particularly Shia majority Kargil, for keeping strong bonds
with India during militancy period in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Not even a single person become the supporter of
Pakistan- neither Pakistani Intelligence agency ISI nor
Pakistan (during militancy in Jammu and Kashmir)," Abdullah
said in his address at Jammu University today.

"They have kept bonds with the country- India. This is a
big thing," the former chief minister said.

Abdullah said, "Kashmir witnessed emergence of a wave of
terror. Humans killed humans. But nobody did such thing (in

"Islam was never a narrow minded religion, which we made
it to. Islam is very magnanimous. We should understand each
other and respect other religions to get same from others,"
Farooq said.


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