Srinagar: Completing the year long process of interaction with a cross section of people to find a solution to the political issues plaguing Jammu and Kashmir, the three-member team of Centre-appointed interlocutors returned to New Delhi on Wednesday.

Addressing media before leaving for the national capital, panel head Dilip Padgaonkar said that any solution to the political issues of Jammu and Kashmir would be within purview of the Constitution.

“The political issues of the troubled state will be resolved within the limitation of the Indian constitution. Even people are not in favour of finding any solution outside the provisions of the constitution. Feasible and workable measures will be found out to bring peace in the state," he said.

Padgaonkar added that the final report, which is to be submitted before October 12 to the Central government, contains opinions of more than 5000 people and several delegations they met during their visit to 22 districts of the state.

Laying stress on resolving political issue of J&K, the veteran journalist opined that besides the approval of final report, the ruling leaders will have to take effective measures to maintain the integrity and the identity of the state.

JPN/Bureau