Several delegations meet Dineshwar in Kargil, demand talks with separatists

LEH, Mar 12: Several delegations, including religious and political organisations, met Centre-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma on Monday in the border town of Kargil and voiced for dialogue with separatists on Kashmir issue.
Official sources said that several delegations, including members of the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Kargil, Anjuman e Sahab Zaman Kargil, Anjuman e Sufia Noorba-kshia Kargil, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kargil, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kargil, Indian National Congress (INC) Kargil and the National Conference (NC) Kargil, met Mr Sharma at the Conference Hall Baroo in Kargil.
“We have unanimously called for resolution of Kashmir issue through a purposeful dialogue process by involving all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat conference”, the delegation members told reporters after meeting the Centre-appointed interlocutor.
However, a joint delegation of religious and political organisations of Kargil district also met the interlocutor.
The course of the meetings a joint delegation comprising of the members of various religious organizations and political parties including Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Kargil, Anjuman e Sahab Zaman Kargil, Anjuman-e-Sufia Noorbakshia Kargil, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kargil, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kargil, Indian National Congress (INC) Kargil and National Conference (NC) Kargil projected a number of demands. The delegation was led by President Anjuman Jamiat-e-Ulema Isna Ashariya Kargil Sheikh Nazir-ul-Mehdi Mohammadi.
After an hour-long meeting with Dineshwar Sharma, the delegation led by Sheikh Nazir briefed the media about the memorandum of demands which they submitted to the interlocutor.
He said that they have unanimously called for the resolution of Kashmir issue through a purposeful dialogue process by involving all stakeholders including Hurriyat Conference, maintaining integrity of the state at all costs, grant of provincial status to Ladakh region, construction of alternate highways and motorable roads like the Panikhar-Pahalgam Road, Hanu-Tiakshi Road over Chorbat La besides the opening of Kargil-Skardu and Nubra-Khapulu Roads.
During the course of meetings, a delegation of Buddhist Community and delegation from the border areas of Kaksar, Badgam, Karkitchu, Latoo and Hardass projected their demands.