SRINAGAR: In a bid to convey the message of concern, Delhi’s point man Dineshwar Sharma has decided against driving to Srinagar for the night. He will stay in Dak Bunglow Khanbal (Islamabad), well placed sources said.
The trend of putting p in peripheral districts was started by the Chief Minister, early last month. In a long list of the interlocutors that Delhi appointed in recent years, Sharma is the first one to spend a night outside Srinagar.
Sharma had a busy day on Tuesday as he drove to the south Kashmir district and spent the day with, according to officials, more than a dozen delegations. Almost all the delegations comprised young boys. They discussed their issues and concerns, sources said.
A report said that the some boys who were recently beaten by the soldiers figured in one of the meetings. Sorces said a delegation told Sharma that two yong men were rthlessly beaten when the day he was meeting youth in Pulwa,a. Residents of Rajpora, they were so harshly beaten, they said, that they had to be admited to the SMHS hopsital. Though the exact details of their interaction were not immediately known, reports said the they briefd Sharma about what happens to young men on the roads.
Interestingly, of the two yoth who were admitted to the hopsital, resident of Rajpora, one has been removed to Bones and Joints Hopistal in Barzalla and the other one has reportedly been sent home.
Sharma, who is scheduled to take off for Delhi Wednesday afternoon, has been talking to the young men in absence of any police or civil administration official. Sources said he has been exchanging details and in certain cases e-mail addresses with the people he meet. All the discussions, so far, have remained in camera.
Besides, he has been speaking at great lengths with the delegations he is getting. To one delegation, he has given a long talk about the trust deficit between the two neighbouring countries, sources said.