`Interlocutors working closely with J&K govt`

The Centre`s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said they were working closely with the state government to ensure that calm and stability prevails in the state.

Updated: May 18, 2011, 15:51 PM IST

Srinagar: The Centre`s interlocutors on Jammu
and Kashmir on Wednesday said they were working closely with the
state government to ensure that calm and stability prevails in
the state.

"We are working closely with the state government to
ensure that calm and stability prevails in the state. We have
already given some recommendations and many more are in the
pipeline towards achieving this goal," Chief Interlocutor
Dileep Padgaonkar said.

He said certain remarks about the conduct of the state
government during last year`s summer incidents in the Valley
have been wrongly attributed to the interlocutors in a media
report.

"There is not a shred of truth in the report. We have
not made those remarks in any of our written or oral
communications, neither officially nor even in private
conversations to anybody," Padgaonkar said.

The veteran journalist said the report seeks to create
fissures between "the interlocutors and the state government.
This we will not allow."

As part of their engagements in the Valley, the
interlocutors visited central Kashmir`s Budgam district where
they interacted with a number of political, social and
religious delegations from the area.

The interlocutors, which also include academician
Radha Kumar and former Central Information Commissioner M M
Ansari, are on their eighth visit to the state since their
appointment in October last year to find a political solution
to the Kashmir problem.

PTI