J&K interlocutor met former CM Omar Abdullah in Srinagar

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and leader of the opposition party Omar Abdullah met the newly appointed interlocutor Dineshawar Sharma today at the former’s residence.

According to the sources, the duo discussed the prevailing situation in the state.

Omar said that they discussed the steps that can be taken to make his visits to the state more meaningful.

Pertinently, Sharma on his first leg of visit is the valley to meet different stakeholders involved in the peace process. During the last two days, former IB chief met lesser-known political and civil groups.

Meanwhile, Indian National Congress leaders are expected to meet Sharma in the afternoon today.

Three prominent Kashmiri leaders – M Y Tarigami, MLA and state secretary of CPI(M), Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, MLA from Khansahib constituency of Budgam district and democratic nationalist party chief Ghulam Hassan Mir are also expected to meet Sharma today.

However, Joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik has refused to meet Sharma saying “meeting Sharma is a futile exercise like his predecessors”.

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