http://www.tehelka.com/story_main49.asp?filename=Ws110411KASHMIR.asp The parallel process will invite separatists for negotiations Iftikhar Gilani New Delhi Not happy with the work of the government-appointed panel of interlocutors on Kashmir, the opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced the launch of a parallel four-month-long dialogue mission for restoring peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Former BJP President Rajnath Singh will lead this team, which will include four other senior BJP leaders: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Shahnawaz Hussain, Maya Singh and JK Jain. They will present the report of the group in the Lok Sabha to pressure the government for taking action on it. Party spokesperson Hussain, who is also in the committee, said that the members will visit the state from time to time to engage various sections of the society into a dialogue for a credible solution. He said that such a solution cannot come from the government-sponsored dialogue process. The team will first make two-day visit to Jammu and then travel to Srinagar. It will send invites to both mainstream political parties and separatists, besides talking to people from different walks of life, including lawyers, social activists and educationists. â€œWe welcome various shades of opinion in Kashmir, including the separatists, for unconditional talks within the ambit of the Indian constitution,â€ said BJP national general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda, who is also in-charge of this team. Ironically, when some members of an all-party delegation that visited the Kashmir valley last September had deviated from the schedule to meet separatist leaders, the BJP had criticised them. Nadda said that the BJP wants to get feedback from Kashmir and put across the ground realities and genuine aspirations of the people to the entire country. He said that the separatists groups of valley, political parties in coalition government as well as the civil society groups are welcome to be the part of the study group. â€œWe will hear the separatists, the PDP, the National Conference and other groups,â€ he maintained. Interestingly, the BJP leader described Jammu and Kashmir issue as a â€œpolitical problemâ€, saying that it needs a â€œpolitical solutionâ€.