GoI Ignored Our Suggestions: Radha

GoI Ignored Our Suggestions: Radha

30 January 2013
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Admitting for the first time that their efforts, hard work and interactions with Kashmiri people have gone all in vain, former interlocutor Prof Radha Kumar Wednesday said their recommendations have been ignored by Government of India (GoI), much to the disappointment of people of Kashmir. “GoI cared a fig for our report and recommendations. Kashmiri people are disappointed,” Radha Kumar told a local news gathering agency, CNS. She said most of the recommendations made by three member team of interlocutors were ignored and only minor ones were taken into account. “I personally believe that Kashmiri people are suffering and so many problems have engulfed them. No change has taken place there. Security scenario is the same and the institutions are also the same”. “The interlocutors did not disappoint people but it is GoI, which has not taken the cognizance of our recommendations. The reality is that GoI has shown no seriousness to implement our recommendations,” she said”. She said if their recommendations didn’t suit GoI, then it should do something concrete to address the problems of Kashmiri people. The three interlocutors Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M M Ansari submitted report to Home Minister on October 13, 2011. While replying to a question, Radha said Omar government can bridge the gap between GoI and the Hurriyat leadership. “I think J&K government is playing its role to persuade separatists for a dialogue but the problem lies with Hurriyat leadership. They lack agenda and vision and there is no consensus between Hurriyat leaders on any issue”. She blamed Hurriyat leaders for not showing leniency in their approach. “GoI is willing to have an unconditional dialogue with Hurriyat leaders but the problem is that separatists always lay down some conditions. I think moderate Hurriyat leadership should come forward for a dialogue as it is the only way to resolve issues,” she added.