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Security establishment sees J&K assembly dissolution as positive development

In fact, this was a suggestion that Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre’s representative in the state, made to the government on the day BJP withdrew from the J&K government in June, home ministry sources said.

One year as J&K interlocutor: some progress, some setbacks for Dineshwar Sharma

A look at how Dineshwar Sharma’s role has played out during his one year as special representative.


My priority is to lay foundation stone from where we can start further dialogue: Dineshwar Sharma

In a recent interview with The Indian Express, Dineshwar Sharma remained silent on "contentious aspects" of his assignment and instead talked about his understanding of the current situation and his challenges as the Centre's representative, both in Srinagar and New Delhi.

J-K interlocutor underlines: For talks, need to cool tempers first

“Unless we are able to address sentiments and bring down violence, it will be difficult to think about any political dialogue, any political solution." Sharma said.

Centre's interlocutor in Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma visits militancy hotbed Tral, holds talks

Tral, which is located 47 km from Srinagar, shot into prominence in 2014 after the rise of Hizbul Muajhideen poster boy Burhan Wani who was subsequently killed in an encounter in July 2016.

Pained by violence, J-K interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma hopes for peaceful summer in Valley

Dineshwar Sharma said people should not fall prey to false propaganda being orchestrated by those with vested interests from across the border. “It is time for people in Kashmir to understand this, it is time for Kashmiri people to allow nursing of their wounds," he opined.


Centre’s J&K representative Dineshwar Sharma gets few visitors in Shopian

With fewer people turning up to meet him this time, Sharma wrapped up his visit within three hours.

J&K talks: Dineshwar Sharma meets delegations in Baramulla

Two prominent bodies of north Kashmir, Baramulla Traders Federation and Bar Association Baramulla, stayed away.

Centre's special envoy on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma visits Baramulla

It was his third visit to Kashmir Valley after being appointed as the Centre's representative for talks with various groups on Kashmir in October this year.

An interlocutor’s doomed mission

Given the situation in Kashmir — continuing military operations, toothless polity — Dineshwar Sharma initiative appears futile.