16th September 1997
Shabir Ahmed Shah, chairman of J&K Peoples' League, had a meeting with R P Saraf, International Democratic Party, at Jammu on 16 September, 1997, where efforts were made for reconciliation between APHC and Shah to evolve some alternative to solve the Kashmir problem. But the latter refused to agree to the reconciliation move.
He felt the APHC was being remotely controlled by Pakistan. He did not accept their proposal that a tripartite talk among India, Pakistan and the Kashmir people shopuld be held to evolve some solution to the Kashmir problem.