After the initial outright rejection of talks, Kashmiri separatist umbrella organisation Hurriyat Conference may finally come to the table with New Delhi-nominated interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma.
This is the initial assessment from within the establishment on Sharma’s return to Delhi from Srinagar earlier this week.
Sharma was in Srinagar to hold the first round of talks with various stakeholders in the Valley.
“There is tremendous pressure on Hurriyat leaders from across the border not to talk with the special representative. So it is not at all surprising that they have decided to give talks a miss this time around,” said a source closely associated with the developments in the valley.
After a year-long crackdown on the militants and stone-pelters, it was expected that the 26-party front would not want to show any alacrity in grabbing an offer of talks from New Delhi. Read More…