Most of the trade bodies boycotted their meetings with the new interlocutor of the government of the Union for Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, who arrived in Srinagar on Monday, even when some of the main political actors said that they had not received any invitation to the conversations.
While Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed hope that interested parties will participate in the peace talks, the opposition party, the National Conference, said he has not yet received an invitation from Sharma, who is making a five-day visit to the state. hit by militancy. The Hurriyat Conference, which has shown no interest in the talks, has also not been invited by Sharma, a former director of the intelligence office on an inaugural visit to the state after his appointment as interlocutor.
“There is always a formal invitation to the talks, we have not been invited and we do not go and knock on Mr. Sharma’s door asking for an appointment.” Taking into account what happened with the reports of the previous interlocutors, this makes the whole process be doubtful, “CN spokesman Tanvir Sadiq told HT.
Sadiq said that there is an appropriate mechanism for the date allocation meeting and the extension of invitations to such meetings in the past. “The last time, when Interior Minister Rajnath Singh was in Srinagar, we received invitations from the Ministry of the Interior through the divisional commissioner who was the nodal officer,” he added.
Despite repeated attempts, Farooq Abdullah, president of NC, and his son, Omar Abdullah, could not be contacted.
On Sunday, Farooq had said that he did not expect much from the exercise of the new interlocutor.
The chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, took to Twitter to express his hopes on the visit of the interlocutor.