Putting the pieces together 

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The Government of India (GoI)’s interlocutor on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma arrived in Jammu on Monday on an exclusive tour of the region.
After meeting the people in Kashmir and seeking their opinion, now Sharma is trying to explore the options in Jammu region. He commenced his visit by meeting the Governor N N Vohra in Jammu and Kashmir discussed issues relating to the recurring ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), internal security situation and initiatives required for protecting and promoting the educational and career interests of youth.
The interlocutor Sharma during the past 2 to 3 months has travelled across the length and breadth of the state to find out a possible solution by seeking the opinion of the people to improve the situation in the strife torn state.
The peace initiative launched by New Delhi to start a reconciliation process in the state seems to a hit a roadblock in wake of increase in number of militancy related incidents and heightened tensions on the Line of Control and the borders. Situation continues to be grim and threat of war is looming large.
On the other hand separatists refused to meet Sharma and the much needed breakthrough couldn’t be achieved.
May be after talking to people in Jammu region he may get some feedback but the fact is that problem lies in Kashmir and it needs to be addressed. Despite facing all the odds Sharma has tried meeting the people from different walks of life and has tried to put the pieces together. His limited mandate and Delhi’s clear policy that Kashmir is no issue are the big hurdles till these are not cleared the fate of the peace initiative will hang in balance.