J&K interlocutors submit report to HM, hopeful of solution

The interlocutors on J&K on Tuesday submitted their report to Home Minister P Chidambaram after their maiden visit to the state, with their leader Dileep Padgaonkar saying he is "hopeful" of a solution of the issue".

New Delhi: The interlocutors on Jammu and
Kashmir on Tuesday submitted their report to Home Minister P
Chidambaram after their maiden visit to the state, with their
leader Dileep Padgaonkar saying he is "hopeful" of a solution
of the issue but did not have a "magic formula".

The three-member group today briefed Chidambaram about
its visit to J-K and presented its report which included
recommendations.
"This was our first visit to the state. We gave our
set of recommendations," Padgaonkar told PTI but refused to
divulge details about the contents of the report.

He said, "Let it be between government and the
interlocutors".

When asked about their next visit to the state and
possibility of talks with separatist groups, Padgaonkar said,
"We do not have any magic formula other than to keep with our
efforts to be engaged with them (separatists).

"We are hopeful and that`s why our second visit will
take place in less than a fortnight," he said.

The group also comprising academician Radha Kumar and
former Information Commissioner M M Ansari was set up on
October 13 by the Union Home Ministry.
The interlocutors undertook their six-day visit to the
state from October 23.

PTI

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