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Omar Abdullah questions Dineshwar Sharma's 'actual' role in J-K

ANI  |  Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

Former chief minister and Conference working president on Tuesday questioned the "actual role" of Dineshwar Sharma, appointed by the Centre as the interlocutor for

Addressing in the state assembly, Omar said that there was no clarity in Sharma's mandate.

"We do not know what Dineshwar Sharma's role is? Is he is a spokesman, an interlocutor or a Is there a time frame or will he be here indefinitely?" he asked.

He further said that the job of the should be to discuss major issues with actual stakeholders, but as said, he is not clear with his mandate.

Attacking the Government, Omar said had increased in the state under the leadership of

"You blamed me of creating one Burhan Wani; how many Burhans have you created in last one-and-a-half years? You (the Jammu and Kashmir Government) told me I was responsible for giving birth to But did you for once think that as to how many you have given birth to in these one-and-a-half years? If I am responsible for one, how many are you responsible for? You should think about it," he added.

Burhan was a 22-year-old Hizbul who was killed by the security forces in Kashmir in July 2016.

Following his death, the valley was in a state of lockdown for a long time.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:45 IST