Srinagar: The Centre-appointed interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday completed the year-long process of interaction with a cross section of people to find a solution to the political issues plaguing the troubled state for long.

They met the representatives of the panchayat in Kupwara district as a part of their last visit to the state before preparing their final report on the Kashmir issue.

After interacting with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Governor NN Vohra on September 16, the three member team will return to New Delhi on Wednesday.

One of the interlocutors, Radha Kumar said, “The main aim to visit the state for the last time was to take opinions from the places left unvisited. We sought to meet panchayat representatives and the locals before drafting the final report."

The team also visited different regions of Shopian and Baramulla district.
 
Following violence and a series of bandh in the state, Home Minister P Chidambaram appointed interlocutors on October 13, 2010.

The panel comprising veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Prof. Radha Kumar and former Information Commissioner MM Ansari were appointed to hold talks in the state and find out feasible and workable measures to bring peace in the state.

To inspect the sensitive conditions prevailing in Kashmir, the interlocutors visited the state for the first time on October 23, 2010.


With the completion of one year term, the team has to submit the final report before October 12, 2011 to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.

JPN/Bureau