In a sharp reaction over Hurriyat's demand that there should be an interlocutor in the dialogue process between India and Pakistan, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said on Sunday that 'India does not require any interlocutor to talk to Pakistan'.
Naga peace talk interlocutor and Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee R N Ravi, held deliberations with youths of three insurgency-affected districts of Arunachal Pradesh, in a departure from the earlier practice of just talking to the elected representatives and government officials.
Expressing displeasure over the appointment of RN Ravi, a retired Special Director of IB, as the Centre`s new interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN(IM), an apex body of the different tribes in Nagaland, has appealed to the Union government to replace him with someone from non-military background.
The central govt-appointed interlocutor Vijay Madan visited West Bengal`s Darjeeling hills to assess the situation, day four of an indefinite shutdown the GJM has called to protest its 3 supporters` death.
The Centre`s interlocutor for Darjeeling peace process
Bijay Madan reached nearby Siliguri and will come here Saturday evening for talks with the leadership of GJM which is
spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland.
Dileep Padgaonkar, head of the newly-appointed group of interlocutors on J&K, on Wednesday said they do not have any quick-fix solutions and will cover the whole ambit of political opinion to recommend steps for peace in Valley.
The deadlocked peace talks between New Delhi and the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) will resume in April after nearly a year, union Home Secretary GK Pillai said Tuesday.
Pranay Rai, an unattached member
in the West Bengal Assembly from Darjeeling, today demanded a
clarification from West Bengal Chief Minister on the appointment of an interlocutor on the
Gorkhaland statehood issue.