J&K interlocutors' report

Jammu & Kashmir interlocutors have taken Kashmiri separatist leaders’ proposals on confidence building measures into account in their report on a possible political solution to Kashmir issue. The report would be submitted to the Centre within a fortnight. The team was believed to be waiting to meet the separatists, who have so far declined to meet them, before finalizing the report. One of the three interlocutors and academic Radha Kumar said that they have taken Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik’s five-point proposal besides Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s four-point agenda into account. “The proposals, which are essentially confidence building measures, have been taken into account in the initial document to the Centre,” she said. The Mirwaiz’s proposals echo that of Geelani and include the demand for revocation of draconian laws and the state’s demilitarization. Chief interlocutor Dilip Padgaonkar said efforts to reach out to separatists would continue after the report’s submission.

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