Process To Continue For 2 Years: Sharma

New Delhi—The central government appointed interlocutor on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Saturday said the interlocution process would continue for at least two years and described his first visit to the State as “good”.

“It was a good visit,” a Delhi-based newspaper quoted Sharma as having said.

“It was my first visit to the State as interlocutor and there would be lot of such visits.”

Asked how he sees the progress of his first visit, Sharma said, “You should ask me this question after two years.”

“After one visit, I can’t make any comment,” he said.

In response to a question, Sharma, former IB director, said the interlocution process in the State would carry on for at least two years.

“Do you expect the solution to come in a one meeting or one week? It will take time,” he said.

 “If I remain interlocutor for two years, you ask me this question after two years. However, if I am removed in six months, then I will not have anything to say,” added Sharma.

Earlier, Sharma had told reporters in Jammu yesterday that his visit was fruitful and he would be visiting the State again and again.

Asked whether he was hopeful that Hurriyat would meet him during his next visit to the State, he said, “Let us see.”

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