Put Wazir-e-Azam, Sadr-e-Riyasat on J&K table: Interlocutors

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  1. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Put Wazir-e-Azam, Sadr-e-Riyasat on J&K table: Interlocutors
    Seema Chishti Posted: Wed Mar 16 2011, New Delhi:

    The report by the interlocutors appointed by the Centre to look into the J&K issue, expected any day now, is likely to fuel the autonomy debate within the state.
    It is learnt that interlocutors Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M M Ansari have recommended a debate within the state on autonomy, and whether it has seen an erosion after 1952. From the change in the nomenclature of heads of state — Wazir-e-Azam and Sadr-e-Riyasat — to the process of picking a governor and provisions of Article 356 are all set to be thrown open for discussion.
    At the same time, the interlocutors will stay clear of the more divisive demands such as trifurcation of the state, abolition of Article 370 (concerning the special status of J&K) and Azadi.

    The interlocutors will suggest that just as it expects the state to abjure political and other violence, the Centre must also respect the terms under which Kashmir historically agreed to accede to India, including special treatment to its citizens.

    Sources close to the team say it is likely to recommend that all areas in the state which are seen to be symptomatic of the erosion of its autonomy post-1952 be open for discussion. If there is a consensus for a review in these areas, the team believes, the same should be considered if it helps improve the state’s self-esteem.

    These five areas are:

    a) Change in nomenclature of heads of state — from Wazir-e-Azam to Chief Minister, and Sadr-e-Riyasat to Governor. Wazir-e-Azam, incidentally, implies PM; a CM would be referred to as Wazir-e-Aala.

    b) The change in the Governor’s nomenclature being decided in Delhi.

    c) The state that used to have its own Election Commission

    coming under the control of one central EC.

    d) Similarly, powers of the Supreme Court and Comptroller and Auditor-General extending to J&K.

    e) Article 356 being made applicable in the state.

    The team is likely to strongly emphasise protection of human rights, with explicit safeguarding of the peaceful right to protest.

    While the team is likely to recommend a unified state, and not call for any administrative redrawing of the state’s map, there will be wide-ranging recommendations making provisions for regional autonomy, and autonomy further down the line in each of the regions.

    The report would call for special care and provisions to protect the state’s minorities, including the Bakerwals, Gurjjars, Hindu Pandits, Sikhs and Shias.

    One major problem being faced by the committee is their promise to the government not to make any reference to Pakistan. In the absence of meaningful peace initiatives with the neighbour, it fears, its hard work would be undermined.

    Eventually, the team would like to recommend making the boundary dividing the two Kashmirs (the Line of Control) irrelevant, a proposal that would need active engagement with Pakistan.

    Another problem is the separatists’ decision to stay away from the interlocutors. Any recommendations without them on board would be blighted with the same problems earlier “roadmaps” and reports faced.

    The team of three interlocutors was appointed by the Centre on October 13, 2010, to come up with a framework for a solution to the Kashmir dispute.
    i am against 2 points 1>J&K having its own independent state election comission
    2>reducing jurisdiction of supreme court of india as well as that of Comptroller and Auditor-General of india

    if this steps are implemented how can some one ensures independence/neturailty of this institution
  3. LurkerBaba

    LurkerBaba Staff Administrator

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    This is ridiculous !

    I mean seriously?!!

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