Kashmir interlocutors report to be made public: PC
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 21:54
New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said report of the interlocutors on Kashmir would "see the light" early in new financial year once a presentation is made before the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Talking to reporters after presenting a monthly report of his ministry, Chidambaram said National Security Advisor Shiv Shanker Menon "is trying to schedule a meeting".

"I am hopeful it will see the light...early in new financial year (starting on April 1). We are trying to schedule a meeting of the CCS.

"You know there were many, many events in the last three or four months. We are trying to schedule a meeting of the CCS. I think NSA is trying to schedule a meeting and there is a full discussion on CCS," he said and added he stood firm on his commitment to make the report public.

The interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir comprising noted journalist Dilip Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and M M Ansari, had submitted their report to Chidambaram on October 12 last year in which they touched on a variety of issues including the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act confronting the state.

It was expected that an all-party meeting would be called to discuss the report of the interlocutors but only after CCS takes a view on that.


First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 21:54

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