Srinagar, March 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): Senior Congress leader and former Indian diplomat, Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that New Delhi should explain why it had not implemented the recommendations of the three interlocutors who were appointed by India after 2010 agitation in Kashmir.
Aiyar in a media interview in New Delhi said, “There is lot of alienation and countless grievances (in Kashmir),” adding that the situation in Kashmir has gone bad to worse.
Aiyar though defended the Supreme Court verdict about the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru, yet lamented the way he was not allowed to meet his family.
“I as a human being do not approve hanging as a remedy for all problems. No one should be hanged whatever his crime may be. I feel that human beings are good at nature and they should be given a chance to rectify themselves,” he said.
Aiyar acknowledged that that people of Kashmir felt that India was treating them differently.
While replying to a question Aiyar said that people of Kashmir had a right to ask New Delhi why it did not implement the recommendations of interlocutors.
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