In a briefing to senior union ministers and the National Security Advisor, the Centre's special representative to Jammu and Kashmir, Dineswhar Sharma has said that an 'open mind' would be needed to sort out the problem.
Sharma was recently appointed interlocutor said that the Centre must consider speaking with all stakeholders. The meeting which was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was also attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and other officials.
Sharma has been holding talks in Kashmir. While he has managed to speak with several stakeholders, the separatists have remained adamant.
Sharma was in Kashmir earlier this month. He will visit the state again later this month and also in December.
During his visit, he met with several locals. They appraised him about the problems being faced such as issues with governance and lack of infrastructure. Sharma is hopeful that a solution would be found to the issue, but also added that involving all stakeholders was important.