J K News Today
Jammu, February 21:
The Centre’s special representative on Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma is arriving in Srinagar on Thursday to meet more people , but essentially he is seeking to open doors with the Hurriyat leaders as he has got some encouraging signs .
It has been conveyed to him that the operations of the NIA should be stopped so that some of the Hurriyat leaders could get an excuse to meet him or at least air their issue before him. This has become a must in the given situation as the separatists cannot be seen talking to Sharma searching for a meeting ground to bring peace if the investigative agencies are seen hunting for them.
Dineshwar Sharma is projecting that his visits since November last year had been good, but the problem that he is confronting is that the events overtake his analysis after every visit , and moreover he knows that unless he breaks ice with the separatists, hiss mission would be considered ill-fated.
It has embedded in the Kashmir psyche that unless the Hurriyat Conference factions are spoken to , the results would not appear on the ground. One, Hurriyat represents a sentiment that Kashmiri Muslims share to a large extent . More importantly, Hurriyat is seen as a group backed by Pakistan . It is believed that if Hurriyat comes on board, the route to dialogue with Pakistan would become a palpable possibility.