Sharma returning to Kashmir with hopes of ‘breakthrough’

Sharma returning to Kashmir with hopes of ‘breakthrough’
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Srinagar: New Delhi’s special representative to Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, said on Monday that he is expecting a breakthrough in the prospect of talks with the resistance leadership on his second visit to Kashmir.
“I am coming (to Kashmir) in the last week of November,” Sharma told Kashmir Reader over phone from New Delhi. “Kuch na kuch to hoga (something has to happen),” he replied when asked whether he expected any breakthrough in holding talks with the resistance leadership.
However, Sharma added, “These things cannot be done in one week/meeting or in 10-15 days.”
When asked about his meeting with India’s Home Minister after his return to New Delhi from Kashmir, Sharma said, “Wait and see.”
“We will try to address the concerns and issues of every group,” he said when asked whether there was any proposal to release Kashmiri political prisoners.
The Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has rejected the idea of talks with Dineshwar Sharma.
When Sharma, former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, visited Kashmir last month, almost all the prominent business organisations and pro-freedom groups declined to meet him.


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