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Sharma on dialogue with separatists.

Government of India’s special representative for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma said on Sunday that he “will think, see” whether to push for a dialogue with Hurriyat and other resistance groups.
Asked whether he was making any efforts to engage with these groups, who have spurned his overtures so far, he said, “I will think. I will see.”
Sharma has in his five visits to the state since his appointment on 23 October last year met businessmen, NGOs, mainstream politicians, students groups and individuals.
On Thursday, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said that Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani turned down an IB official’s offer for a dialogue and told him that Kashmir has to be resolved in its historical perspective. The spokesman said that the official was told that talks meant nothing until India acknowledged the disputed status of Kashmir and demilitarised the region for holding a referendum.
The other two senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, have said that they received no such offer from any quarter.
Sharma, a former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, was appointed as the special representative for Kashmir by the Government of India. After taking over, he said he hoped that he can rise to the expectations of the people of India.
“Would like to see that normalcy returns to the State as soon as possible,” he had said.
On Saturday, home minister Rajnath Singh said Sharma would talk to everyone keen on dialogue.

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