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KashmirSinha panel to revisit Kashmir Valley on Dec 10

Sinha panel to revisit Kashmir Valley on Dec 10


Sinha panel to revisit Valley on Dec 10

More people joining us, we will come to talk, not to suggest: Habibullah

Srinagar, Dec 07 (KNS): Former union external affairs minister, Yashwant Sinha is visiting Kashmir on December 10, this year, along with other members.

The delegation would stay in Kashmir for five days and would meet separatist and mainstream leaders.

“The dates have been finalized. We are coming on December 10 and will return to Delhi on December 14,” former divisional commissioner of Kashmir and the chairperson of the Commission for Minorities Wajahat Habibullah told local agency over phone from Delhi.

He said that the visit is aimed at to continue efforts to reach out people of Kashmir.

A five-member delegation, led by former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha had arrived in Srinagar on October 25, this year. Wajahat Habibullah was the part of that delegation.

“We don't come to suggest anything to anyone in Kashmir. But we come to talk. During our upcoming visit, we will meet every stakeholder,” he said.

“We are visiting Kashmir again on December, 10. During this upcoming visit, more reputed personalities are joining us as members for this visit.”

“We are just a group of persons. Our efforts are to reach out people of Kashmir and all other stakeholders,” he said while replying to a question.

He said that they would also call on separatist leaders during their upcoming visit.

Asked about the outcome of their recent visit to Kashmir, he said: “We had a good discussion with all separatist leaders, we with, and representatives of civil and trade organizations. It took place in a cordial atmosphere. We had come with an aim to hold talks and we succeeded in it.”

The other members of the group, which were on three-day visit to Kashmir in October, this year, were Ex-Air vice Marshal Kapil Kak, Executive Director of Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, Shushoba Bharve, and veteran journalist Bharat Bhushan.

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