Coordination Committee of both sides of J&K shall meet in Delhi/Islamabad in April, 2017

The Coordination Committee of the leaders and intellectuals from both sides of J&K (J&K and POK) shall meet in Delhi in April 2017 to restart the ‘Heart to Heart’ Talk initiative which was initiated by Prof.Bhim Singh, Convenor of Coordination Committee of all J&K. The first meeting was held in 2005 and followed by second meeting in Jammu as well as in New Delhi. The prominent leaders from both sides of J&K that included Dr.  Karan Singh, Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Prof.Abdul Ghani Bhat, Mr. Shabbir Shah and others. The ‘Heart to Heart’ meeting as was defined by the organizers had series of meetings and discussions in 2005 as well as in 2007 again.

          Prof.Bhim Singh gave this credit to the Govt.of Pakistan as well as to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh for having opened the doors for the leadership and the intellectuals of both sides of J&K to sit together and talk together. The J&K leaders had long range of sitting, discussion on very cardial level. The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh invited leader of POK delegation Shri Abdul Qayyum Khan at PM House on tea, the leader of opposition Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee treated all POK delegates at lunch whereas Dr. Karan Singh son of Maharaja Hari Singh gave organized a memorable get-together at his residence, 3, Nyay Marg. Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan and Dr.Karan Singh had lunch together. Just two of them and spent nearly one hour over the lunch. Both smile after the lunch was over at the residence of the former Maharaja of J&K at his residence in 2007.

          Prof.Bhim Singh expressed a great shock on the unfortunate and untimely demise of the Chairman of the Heart to Heart Committee, Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan who died last year. He said the next Chairman of the Heart to Heart Talk (Coordination Committee of the notables of both sides of J&K) shall be chosen at the time of the next meeting which is likely (hopefully) to be held in April probably in Delhi to give a practical shape to the mission of the Heart to Heart Talk between the residents of State of J&K as it existed in 1947 before partition.

          Prof.Bhim Singh has also constituted an organizing committee which shall be announced in the second week of January, 2017 after consultation and counter consultation. Prof.Bhim Singh is trying to ensure an active participation of all the representatives of the State of J&K as it existed before October 1947. He said that Gilgit-Baltistan as well as POK shall be active participants in the next Heart to Heart meeting being held in April in New Delhi. He said that the Govts. of India and Pakistan shall also be invited to send their non-state representatives as observers so that they should also realized the importance as to what needs to be done to ensure the return of lasting peace between the two brotherly countries namely India and Pakistan.