Senior PDP leader and MP Tariq Hamid Karra on Tuesday said that It is imperative to break impasse in the present uprising and many were optimistic about it, but given the track record of the outcome of earlier such All Party Delegations, according to my understanding it was nothing more than a usual ritual.In a statement issued to KNS, Karra said that in the first instance it has always been seen Government of India waking up for sending all such Party Delegations only when Kashmir is on boil. They have never bothered to interact at this level with the Stakeholders when seemingly it is calm in Kashmir, though deceptive. This non serious and casual approach has shaken the trust and faith in the outcome of such delegations. In other words Government of India is always in the habit of chasing the events and not anticipating them. All these delegations have proved to be an event but not a process. Had it not been so, the Government of India would have implemented recommendations of earlier three APD's, five working group reports, Rangarajan Committee report on infrastructural deficit in J&K, Official interlocutors report after 2010 unrest and would not have ignored recommendations of Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Finance Commissions Report viz a viz J&K.
This further cemented Trust deficit on such delegations. The non institutionalisation of the phraseology used by three successive Prime Ministers for resolving the Kashmir issue like, Narsimha Rao's Sky is the limit, Rajiv Gandhis Anything short of Azaadi and Atal B Vajpayees Within the ambit of Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat and Kashmiriyat, demonstrates its adhocist approach towards this Political issue, which in no way is a real estate or a boundary issue. Had these phrases used by these Prime Ministers been institutionalized, these could have become the benchmarks for movement forward as a National Policy for resolving this volcanic issue. Karra questioned, can these All Party Delegations have mandate to offer more than what three successive Prime Minister's had offered. The recent all Party Delegation meeting which ended up interacting with the same set of people who had earlier met the Home Minister twice, seems to have been conducted without result oriented home work and any tangible back room working by both Government of India and the State Government. (KNS)