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The peacemakers of the valley

DNDEL11572 | 11/12/2017 | Author : Abhishek Bhalla | WC :1367

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New Delhi: The government has had a series of interlocutors before Dineshwar Sharma to lead talks and usher in peace in the restive state of Jammu & Kashmir. But the former Intelligence Bureau chief’s appointment is significant because it indicates a departure in the current government’s strategy that dealt with insurgency in the Valley with an iron fist. Insiders in the government say there was no option but to send a message that Delhi was ready to talk. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment in August that Kashmir’s problems can be solved only by embracing Kashmiris was a clear signal. There was a view that Sharma, 63, was appointed hurriedly. “He could have been allowed some time to carry out
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