June 2001 News

Pant apprises PM of J&K initiative

5 June 2001
The Pioneer

New Delhi: Indian Government's interlocutor on Kashmir K C Pant here on Tuesday met the Prime Minister and apprised him of the details of his deliberations with the cross section of people in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr Pant also told the Prime Minister about the rising aspirations of different regions of the State who feel neglected. Mr Pant had recently visited the State to have dialogue with different groups including the separatist groups. But no separatist group turned up to meet him. Hurriat Conference, which is an umbrella organisation of separatist groups, did not meet Mr Pant despite being invited for talks. During the two-hour-long meeting, Mr Pant apprised the Prime Minister of his visit to Srinagar, Leh, Kargil and Jammu, informed sources said here. During his six-day visit in Jammu and Kashmir, which was his maiden visit after he was appointed by the Government as the interlocutor, Mr Pant met several organisations and individuals including the separatist leader Shabir Shah, former Chief Minister G M Shah, Ladakh Bhuddist Association besides holding talks with migrant groups.


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