‘Dineshwar Sharma’s statements have created confusion among people’
Srinagar, Oct 30: Opposition political parties in the valley Monday said that the centre government has no clear roadmap how its representative, Dineshwar Sharma, will move ahead on sustained dialogue on Kashmir even as his statements have created confusion among people.
Main opposition parties, National Conference and Congress said that the BJP leaders, its ministers different statements and the representative, Sharma, himself are giving differing statements and pulling him in different directions.
National Conference said that it is not only the representative who is giving contradictory statements but the BJP ministers and its leaders are pulling him in different directions.
“After Home Minister made his announcement, a minister in PMO said that Dineshwar Sharma is a spokesman not an interlocutor, and the he said that Kashmir is not an issue,” NC’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani told KNS.
Wani said that Home Minister could not have made the announcement without the consent of the Prime Minister. “And if he has done that why is he asking other people to bite in his shoes,” he said.
The NC leader said that the role of interlocutor is to talk and suggest solutions for resolution of the issue. “But in his interviews, he has said that his primary focus will be countering online propaganda in Kashmir. Is he coming to Kashmir as an investigating agency?” Wani asked.
“Interlocutor has a different role than a law enforcing agency. There is a lot of confusion created by him and BJP. I am not sure what is he going to do,” he said.
JK Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president G A Mir said that the representative appointed y the BJP government has no agenda or roadmap for dialogue.
“First of all Government of India led by BJP has not been able to define who the stakeholders in Kashmir are,” Mir told KNS.
“The representative is giving different statements everyday about his role. Even the GoI has no roadmap to address and resolve the Kashmir issue, what can its representative do,” Mir said.
Home minister Rajnath Singh announced former IB director, Dineshwar Sharma, as GoI’s representative on Kashmir to carry sustained dialogue on Kashmir. Since his appointment, Dineshwar Sharma has in various media interviews said that among his many challenges in Kashmir will be from preventing it to become Syria, counter social media propaganda while meeting and talking with all those people who are willing to meet him. (KNS)