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Prepare azadi roadmap:Interlocutor to J&K students

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 00:22

Srinagar: Dilip Padgaonkar, who heads the
group of Centre`s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir, today
asked students to prepare a roadmap for `azaadi` by the time
they return for a second visit to the Valley.

"Next time when we come (to Kashmir), let us discuss
`azaadi` and its economic and strategic implications. We have
to discuss it threadbare. If this is your wish, we can discuss
it," he told a group of university students here.

"Prepare a roadmap with a time-line which can be
delivered. Make it precise, make it practical, which can be
achieved in a time-bound manner," the journalist told them.
The students presented to the interlocutors a three-point
formula for reducing the trust-deficit.

The three-point formula suggested by them included the
demand for immediate release of students and youths who have
been arrested on charges of stone-pelting during the unrest,
repeal of all the "draconian laws" and demilitarisation of the

"Such steps will help in reducing the trust-deficit,"
a student said.

Padgaonkar said he wished to see more schools and fewer
jails in Kashmir.


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 00:22
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