Dialogue With Kashmir Separatists: Parties To Form Panel7 December 2010
Times of India
New Delhi: Leaders of several political parties today decided to form a committee to build pressure on the government to start dialogue with Kashmir separatists. At a meeting held at the residence of Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan, the leaders and members of civil society decided that the committee will seek to build a public opinion 'at national level' on the issue of Kashmir. Those who attended the meeting included MPs D Raja and Ram Kripal Yadav, political leaders Danish Ali, Shohaib Iqbal, Ramchandra Paswan and Abdul Khaliq, journalist Seema Mustafa and JNU Professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy. A meeting will be held again on December 27 in which the name of the committee will be formalised. The move comes after an 11-member delegation of MPs and civil society members comprising Paswan and Raja returned completing a 'fact-finding' tour of the Valley earlier on December 3.