Srinagar: On his first visit as interlocutor, Dineshwar Sharma, Monday began his five day visit to the state by meeting various delegations at Hari Niwas in Srinagar.
Sharma started meeting delegations as soon as he arrived in Srinagar from New Delhi. Around 13 delegations, which were all non-political, met him and put forth their views.
According to the reports, representatives of Gujjar community met interlocutor at Hari Niwas in Srinagar. The 10-member team of Gujjar community stated that they had a positive discussion with the interlocutor.
The various delegations who met the interlocutor at his office today include Youth sports Association, Qamarwari Students Association, and Pattan Students Association. He is expected to meet various stake holders in the first leg of his visit. During the visit, Sharma will be meeting around 60 delegations.
According to the officials, Sharma will spend three days in the Kashmir Valley and two days in Jammu, where he will hold talks with Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and various delegations.
Earlier, before arriving in Srinagar, Sharma while talking to the media in New Delhi said that he should be judged by his actions not through the prism of his past.
Sharma was a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau and has worked in the state particularly in the valley.
Meanwhile, many political leaders including CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Muhmmad Yousuf Targami, People’s Democratic Front (PDF) chief Hakeem Yasin and former minister and Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) Gulam Hassan Mir are scheduled to meet Sharma on November 8.
According to sources the meeting will take place at Tarigami’s residence. “We have been given the time on November 8,” Tarigami said, and refused to divulge further details.
“Let’s meet and then we will share details,” he said.
Meanwhile, upon his arrival in the valley, Sharma was accorded ‘Z’ category security cover which means he would be secured by commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) whenever, he travels to any part of the country. The CRPF has a special unit that provides armed VIP security to about 70 dignitaries at present.