JAMMU: The government of India’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, who is currently on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, called on Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu on Wednesday.
Sharma briefed Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here in the evening. This is their sixth meeting since Sharma took over, an official handout said.
The interlocutor informed Vohra about his just concluded visit to the Valley and tentative plans regarding his future engagements.
Sharma also briefed the Chief Minister about his consultations with a cross section of society during his present stay in the State.
Sharma, who was on his third visit in the Valley, met delegations in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramullah. He concluded his Kashmir tour and reached to Jammu today where he would meet people. In Kupwara, Sharma met family members of the slain Sumo driver from Kralpora, who was killed allegedly in firing by army soldiers in the dead of night early this month.
A 1979-batch former Indian Police Service officer, Sharma is believed to have a clear understanding of the problems faced by the people in Kashmir, thanks to his stint in the IB here.
Sharma has so far not directly engaged with the resistance leadership leaders, although reports claimed Sharma met senior Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Gani Bhat during his last visit to the Valley.
The joint resistance leadership (JRL) led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have dismissed the possibility of engaging in a dialogue with Sharma, describing the entire process as an “eyewash by the Indian government”.