Kashmir interlocutors’ report ambiguous: Rajnath SinghJune 1st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 1 (IANS) The report of the central government’s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir was “ambiguous” but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not rejected it, senior party leader Rajnath Singh said here Friday.
“We do not reject the interlocutors’ report outright although the report is ambiguous,” said Rajnath Singh, who is heading a BJP study group on Jammu and Kashmir.
“The study group will take stock of the situation so that we prepare a comprehensive report to resolve the outstanding issues of the state,” he said.
“This is our fifth visit to Jammu and Kashmir. So far, we have met 70-80 delegations belonging to Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region. It is our stand that the problems of the people here should be resolved within the limits of ‘Insaaf and Insaniyat’ as our leader, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji has stated in the past,” he said.
Rajnath Singh said the BJP study group had not sent invitations to anybody although it was prepared to meet anybody who called on it.
Responding to a question regarding the partial rollback of Rs.1.60 per litre in petrol prices, he said, “There is a Hindi proverb which says ‘Oonth kay muh mein zaffran’ (saffron in camel’s mouth). The rollback is too little.”
The report of the three interlocutors — senior journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar, and former information commissioner M.M. Ansari — has been put up on the home ministry website to invite public opinion.
The panel has ruled out a return to the pre-1953 position and recommended setting up of a constitutional committee (CC) to review all central acts and articles of the constitution of India, extended to the state after the signing of the 1952 Agreement.
According to the report, the government should have a future-oriented approach taking into account the strategic, political, economic and cultural changes in Jammu and Kashmir, India and the South Asia region.
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