J&K interlocutors to submit report before Oct 12

Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:59

Jammu: Ruling out any delay in submission of
its report, the Centre-appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir will submit the report to the Government of India before October 12.

"Our terms comes to end on October 12. The report will be
handed over before October 12," Dilip Padgaonkar, who heads
the three-member team of interlocutors, told reporters Friday.

"There will be absolutely no delay. I don`t know where
people get this stuff," he said while referring to the media
reports about the delay in submitting the report to Centre.

The panel of veteran journalist Dilip Padgaonkar,
academician Prof Radha Kumar and former information
commissioner M M Ansari were appointed by the Centre to find out practical, feasible and workable solution on Jammu and Kashmir that would accommodate each aspiration to the largest possible extent.

In a reply to another question about media reports that interlocutors may recommend making Article 370 as "permanent" one, Padgaonkar said, "I don`t respond to such speculations."

The panel would meet General Officer Commanding-in-Chief,
Northern Command, Lt Gen K T Parnaik at Command Headquarters
at Udhampur, 65 km from here, today.

The interlocutors are on a three-day visit of Jammu region. This is their 12th visit of Jammu and Kashmir.
"We had visited Samba border district. We met groups of
panches and sarpanches and 20 odd delegations representing
political parties, civil rights and civil society groups
yesterday," Padgoankar said, adding that the interactions and
meetings were satisfactory.

The interlocutors are scheduled to visit some border
areas and also meet some academicians tomorrow before flying
to Srinagar.

Till now, the interlocutors have visited 18 districts,
met 550 delegations to hear the aspirations, demands, problems
and views points of political parties, academicians, writers,
NGOs, social, religious, community organisations and civil


First Published: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 12:59
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