Kashmir Pandits Group Meets Interlocutor22 October 2010
New Delhi: Ahead of group of interlocutors' visit to Srinagar tomorrow, a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits met its member Dileep Padgaonkar here today to apprise him about their concerns, which they said should not be ignored while discussing solutions to the vexed issue. The members of Panun Kashmir, a group fighting for the cause of the displaced Pandits, gave a 45-minutes presentation to Padgaonkar, who is part of the three-member team appointed by the Centre to initiate peace process in Jammu and Kashmir. The other two members- academician Radha Kumar and Central Information Commissioner M M Ansari- were not present during the meeting. 'We told them that aspirations of displaced Kashmiri Pandits should not be ignored while discussing solutions for the Kashmir problem,' Agni Shekhar, a member of the group said. Another member Kamal Hak said Padgaonkar patiently heard their point of view and also sought clarifications. The interlocutors will be going to Srinagar on their maiden visit and will be there for a week. The group will try to meet as many people as possible during the period to get different shades of opinion. The interlocutors did not meet BJP leaders as they could not get time today. They had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi yesterday.