Govt begins 5-day talks with J-K stakeholders today
November 06, 2017  10:10
The Centre's special representative for Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma will reach Srinagar on Monday for a five-day visit to the valley to initiate a dialogue with the stakeholders.

Sharma is likely to stay in the Kashmir Valley for three days, followed by a two-day visit to the Jammu region.

In the run up to this, defence experts have acknowledged Sharma's effort in starting the peace process with various stakeholders in Kashmir and said that the mission was a difficult national task and that the stakeholders should not get deterred with the wrong propaganda.

Hours before leaving for the Valley, Dineshwar Sharma had said he did not have a magic wand, but wanted to be judged by his actions when he starts the process.

Speaking to ANI, defence expert Praful Bakshi said, "Dineshwar Sharma's step towards the growth of Kashmir is a good option and there are thousands who are in need for growth and development. Many who are educated and skilled are lagging behind. If Sharma's push can do wonders, then I wish him luck. His work is a 'serious effort' and should be carried out with a serious mind. They should not get deterred with the wrong propaganda." -- ANI

Image:  The Centre's special representative for Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma. Picture courtesy: ANI. 
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