Dineshwar Sharma visits Anantnag

Srinagar: Dineshwar Sharma, the centre’s special representative, visited Jammu and Kashmirs’ Anantnag district Tuesday where over 30 delegations called on him.

Authorities had made special security arrangements for Sharma’s visit, with heavy deployments of police and the Central Reserve Police Force in the area.

Officials said over 30 delegations including those of some surrendered militants and former stone-pelters interacted with Sharma.

“Besides, delegations of sportsmen, Congress and civil society members also met the special representative during his visit to Anantnag,” officials said.

Among the demands raised by different delegations were issues of good governance, employment, return of hydro power projects from NHPC ownership to the state and restoration of peace through engagement with various stakeholders.

During his current visit to the Valley, Sharma has visited Pulwama district and also met some delegations in Srinagar.

This is his second visit to the state after he was appointed as centre’s special representative to start a sustained multi-layered dialogue to address the Kashmir problem.