'J&K Interlocutors Working As State-sponsored Arm'20 March 2011
Jammu: An organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandit women today alleged that the Centre's interlocutors on Jammu & Kashmir are working as a state-sponsored arm, aiming only to appease a section of the people. 'The biased and communal approach adopted by the interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir is evident by their action of ignoring the real victims of terrorism,' said Khema Koul, spokesperson of Kashmira Vahini. Accusing the interlocutors of being biased, Koul alleged that their report to the Central government highlighted the problems and aspirations of only particular groups in the Valley, ignoring the state's Kashmiri Hindu women. 'The interlocutors are working as a state-sponsored arm aiming only to appease a section of people, ignoring the Kashmiri Hindu women who have suffered immense trauma in last 20 years of exile,' senior leader of Kashmira Vahini Rama Shah alleged. The meetings and seminars organised by the interlocutors in the Valley ensure participation of only Kashmiri Muslim women, the group claimed.