Interlocutors to meet J&K CM Omar Abdullah

The three interlocutors appointed by the Central government to seek out various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a cross section of people on Monday.

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 13:40 PM IST

Srinagar: The three interlocutors appointed by the Central government to seek out various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a cross section of people on Monday.

Senior journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and Central Information Commissioner MM Ansari arrived in Srinagar on Saturday.

The Hurriyat Conference on Sunday decided not to meet the three-member visiting team of interlocutors appointed by the Central government to take various shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking during a news conference, Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq termed the setting up of this committee as “a step of lingering the Kashmir issue,” but said Hurriyat Conference was not against the dialogue process.

The interlocutors met journalists in the city and visited the central jail in Srinagar and spoke to the inmates.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will also review security measures with the Unified Headquarters today.

According to a television report, the meeting will focus on specific counter-strategies and measures to prevent terrorist attacks in populated areas.

Intelligence reports have indicated the possibility of increased in violence in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of President Obama’s visit.

The Army has tightened the three-tier security grid.

The Unified Headquarters meeting comes on the sidelines of a Core Group meeting that took place on Saturday.

15 Corps Commander Lt Gen NC Marwah chaired the meeting.

ANI