Centre To Implement Solution From Our Exercise: Kumar12 November 2010
The Daily Excelsior
Srinagar: Prof Radha Kumar, one of three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir, today said the Centre had assured them that it would implement any solution, emerging out of their on-going exercise, on resolution of the Kashmir problem. 'We had asked for an assurance from the Government on implementing the solution (emerging from the exercise of the interlocutors) and we have got it,' Kumar told reporters in Anantnag town, 55 kms from here. She said the aim of the interlocutors was to find a comprehensive solution to the Kashmir problem acceptable to all regions and communities in the State. Earlier, Kumar and other interlocutor Information Commissioner M M Ansari interacted with several political activists and leaders of minority communities. A Pahari delegation demanded Scheduled Tribe status for their community while political delegations, including that of the ruling National Conference, focused on resolving the Kashmir issue. Some of the delegates raised the issue of violation of human rights in the South Kashmir region. 'We had wide-ranging discussions with leaders of political parties and communities. We heard their problems, their views on human rights and political issues,' Kumar said. The two interlocutors arrived on their second visit to the State on Tuesday and have so far interacted with delegations in Leh, Kargil, Baramulla and border town Uri. They are scheduled to visit other areas in the Valley tomorrow before they submit their report to Home Minister P Chidambaram. The interlocutors arrived here last month on their first visit but the separatists have refused to meet them saying it was a 'futile' excercise.