Interlocutors to give Roadmap for Kashmir ‘Solution’ on Feb 20


Srinagar, India : New Delhi’s Interlocutors for Kashmir Tuesday announced to give Roadmap for Kashmir solution on February 20.

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Stressing the need to make the talks process in Jammu and Kashmir decisive, interlocutors for Kashmir announced that a roadmap for an “acceptable” solution to the Kashmir issue would be submitted to the centre on February 20.

Panel member Prof Radha Kumar told reporters here today that she had personally got in touch with separatists, but that the camp could not be pressurized into joining talks.

Prof Kumar said that the talks process would be intensified, and that efforts were on to broaden its ambit.

“After our fourth visit, the recommendations received are being complied, and the panel will submit a roadmap for a solution to the Kashmir issue to the central government on February 20,” Prof Kumar said.

Admitting some slackening in the interlocutors’ activities, Prof Kumar, however, said that the panel was working to get its recommendations implemented, and that the centre had assured of prompt action on its proposals.

“The panel also favours holding talks with Hurriyat leaders,” she said. “I have personally got in touch with separatists, and they have expressed willingness to join the talks process but said that the situation was not conducive yet.”

“The Hurriyat leaders have also been approached in writing to know their stand, but we are still waiting for a reply to our letter,” she said.

According to Prof Kumar, several of the interlocutors’ recommendations had already been set into motion.

“We have based our reports on the realities we have seen. We have not hidden anything,” she said.