"He was appointed to keep engaging the people there and he will keep doing that", a senior official from the ministry told NDTV.
According to him, Dineshwar Sharma was tasked by the government to engage with all stake holders. "For him nothing has changed. Earlier he was reporting to the ministry, he will continue to do so," he added.
The Governor would emphasise to restore the rule of law back on the streets of Kashmir, while Dineshwar Sharma would be engaging with people politically too.
"The government wants to create a conducive atmosphere politically also and here his role would come to play," explains a senior bureaucrat.
On Monday, he visited the family of 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by terrorists, to offer his condolences.
It is also being said that he might approach separatist leaders on individual basis. "He is doing ground work and is meeting some small leaders already," added an officer.
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