Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday termed the present exercise of former interlocutors in Jammu and Kashmir as futile.
A Delhi based think-tank has claimed that the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government have implemented several recommendations made by the interlocutors on Kashmir.
P Chidambaram on Thursday said the Government will take a view on it including the recommendation on setting up of a Constitutional Committee at a later stage.
JD(U) on Saturday welcomed the Centre`s interlocutors report on Jammu and Kashmir saying it will help strengthen peace in the Valley.
The interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir have suggested a probe by an appropriate regulatory body to find out the sources of funding to newspapers functioning in the state.
The interlocutors` report on Jammu and Kashmir has recommended review of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state.
Besides Padgaonkar, Jamia Milia University professor Radha Kumar and former Information Commissioner MM Ansari were the other two members of the group.
An Independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said the incident showed non-serious approach of the Centre towards resolving Kashmir issue.
About Rs 70 lakh was paid by the Ministry of Home Affairs as remuneration and other expenses in engaging year-long services of three interlocutors.
Asserting that none of their
proposals smack of communal intent, the Centre`s
interlocutors on Monday assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir
that their report addressed the political aspirations of the
state as a whole.
The interlocutors have submitted a report that outlines a roadmap for government to address sensitive issues linked to J&K.
The Centre`s Interlocutors on
Kashmir said that final decision on the mercy petition of Afzal Guru rests with President.
The Centre-appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir reiterated their wish to engage separatists.
The group of interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir today said its final recommendations do not exist "even in their embryonic form".
The rift among Centre`s
interlocutors on Kashmir appears to have widened further on Wednesday
with only two panel members--Dileep Padgaonkar and Radha
Kumar--meeting Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.
In a jolt to the Kashmir peace process initiated by the government, the panel of three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir is on the brink of breaking up.
Centre`s interlocutors on Jammu and
Kashmir on Wednesday said they will submit their final report,
suggesting solution to the political problems of the state, to
the Government of India.
Centre`s interlocutors on J&K on Friday said they would shortly submit a report on their eighth
visit to the Kashmir Valley to Union Home Minister P
The interlocutors submitted their report specifically outlining the problems
being faced by women.
Each one of the three-member
team of interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir will get Rs 1.5
lakh as monthly remuneration and enjoy the status of a state
guest when visiting the state.
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