Interlocutor Sharma meets 27 delegations in restive Anantnag

People seek return of power projects, resolution and development of JK

Srinagar: At least 27 delegations called on the Government of India’s representative, Dineshwar Sharma on Tuesday in Anantnag to carry out ‘sustained dialogue’ process.

Sharma started meeting delegations in the morning and was busy meeting them till late evening.

Sources said that the delegations which met Sharma sought return of hydro power projects from NHPC, lack of good governance and daily issues of development.

Official sources said that the delegations which called on Sharma included Anantnag Youth Forum, BJP, Indian national Congress, Youth Services and Sports, Youth from Kehribal Rambirpora, Civil Society, students and different little known activists of the district.

The authorities had made strict security arrangements for the meetings at Dak Banglow throughout the day.

Sofi Arafat, Sajad Ahmad and Umar Nisar of ‘Be The Change’ group who met Sharma urged him that dialogue must be institutionalized for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.

Sharma is on the second leg of his visit to the state which began from Jammu. He visited Pulwama  on Sunday.

After its hard stance on Kashmir, BJP government on October 23 announced to carry sustained dialogue on Kashmir through Sharma by talking to all stakeholders to understand legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, till now, the major stakeholder, Hurriyat, has rejected the process, while prominent trade bodies of the valley have stayed away from meeting him.

Earlier, he visited the state and met nearly 100 delegations, political, apolitical and civil society groups.

(With inputs from KNS)

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