New Delhi: In order to restore the political stability in the state, the Central government’s interlocutors on Jammu & Kashmir are of the view that a long term solution lies in granting autonomy to Kashmir and rehabilitating the Kashmiri Pundits back to their home.

The three-member team led by Dilip Padgaonkar is likely to submit its report to the Union Home Ministry soon.

Sources said the interlocutors have requested the Centre to restore autonomy back to the state. However, they urged the Centre to find the ways on its own accord and at an opportune time.

The report also highlights that no solution on Kashmir will be fructuous by ignoring the very expectation of the people of Ladakh and Jammu regions.

“The provisions of the Article-370 with respect to Jammu and Kashmir have been systematically eroded over the years and ways must be found to redress it. This led to the dissatisfaction among the people in the valley,” the report says.

“Returning of about 5 lakh displaced Pundits to their Valley homes with safety and dignity is the core issue which needs to be solved. Despite several government attempts, conditions remain averse for them to return back to the valley,” the report adds. 

JPN/Bureau