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'Interlocutors' views different from national mood'

An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, today said the views aired by interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir seem at "variance" with the national mood on the Kashmir issue.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2010 15:34 IST

An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, on Saturday said the views aired by interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir seem at "variance" with the national mood on the Kashmir issue.

The choice of interlocutors, without prejudice their individual capacities, leaves much to be desired as they have made their opinions known from time to time and they seem at variance with the national mood on Kashmir issue, the President of Panun Kashmir Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo told reporters here.

The statement by one of the members Dilip Padgoanker, a prominent media personality, terming Kashmir issue as a "dispute" is unacceptable as this is the anti-thesis of the state policy on Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

In a situation where Kashmir is being referred to as a "dispute" or a "problem" by the interlocutors before hand is an invitation to political blackmail by anti-India forces, Chrungoo said.

Referring to recent seminar attended by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Delhi, the PK leader alleged that the panelists in the seminar were the "known faces of secessionism and terrorism in India."