GoI to start J&K dialogue, ex-IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to represent centre: Rajnath

Srinagar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the government of India will start a “sustained” dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the GoI’s representative.

“Centre has decided to start a ‘sustained’ dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir, with former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma appointed as the Centre’s representative,” he said addresiing a press conference in New Delhi, adding, “The government is going to address the legitimate apprehensions of the state populace and try to restore peace in the valley.”

Rajnath Singh

He said that the rank of Dineshwar Sharma will be equivalent to that of a Cabinet Secy. Singh said that the outreach process will begin soon, with a special focus on the youth of Kashmir.

“Dineshwar Sharma will initiate dialogue with elected representatives of J&K, political parties, different organisations and people,” Singh said.

The minister for home also said that the government is going to engage all political parties and stakeholders to ensure that peace is restored in the valley.

Referring to the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, he said that PM Modi is determined to bring back peace to the valley.

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