NEW DELHI (Agencies) India will consider scaling back security in Kashmir, the government said on Saturday, in a bid to calm public anger after months of anti-India protests that have killed more than 100 people. India also offered to hold a 'sustained dialogue with Kashmiris. The offer was part of an eight-point formula proposed by Indian Home Minister P Chidamabaram after he led an all-party mission to Kashmir, shaken by violent protests almost daily since June. The government of India will appoint a group of interlocutors under an eminent person to begin the process of a sustained dialogue including political groups, (and) youth bodies, Chidambaram told reporters in New Delhi. He did not disclose the make-up of the dialogue group. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been accused of not taking seriously enough the largest pro-independence protests in two decades in Kashmir this summer. Saturdays announcement comes after a delegation of Indian lawmakers visited the region this week and met Kashmiri leaders. We will request the state government to immediately convene a meeting of the (security) Unified Command and to review the deployment of security forces in Kashmir Valley, especially Srinagar, Chidambaram told reporters after a meeting of the Indian cabinets committee on security. He said the state government will look at the options for scaling down the number of bunkers and checkpoints in Srinagar and other towns. Kashmir has been in a siege-like state since June with shops and offices closed and education institutions shut. Roads have remained empty. Chidambaram, seeking to assuage popular anger over a law that gives security forces sweeping powers to shoot, arrest and search people, said the state will seek to limit the areas where the law operates. Most of Kashmir has, for years, been declared as 'disturbed, a necessary step for the application of the hated Armed Forces Special Powers Act. We will request the state government to review the notification (of the disturbed areas). They will decide which notifications have to be continued (and) which need not be continued, Chidambaram said. We think these steps should address the concerns of different sections of the people in Jammu and Kashmir, including the protesters. Kashmiris, who accuse the Indian army of large scale violation of human rights, want the armed forces law withdrawn.