Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked Pakistan to restore peace along the border and create conducive atmosphere for starting a dialogue process with India to address all issues.
"It is the talking process which can melt the ice and help find solution to all matters," Omar said in his Independence message.
The Chief Minister reiterated his stand on Jammu and Kashmir’s political issues calling for a political approach to resolve these across the table amicably.
"Power or gun has never been and will never be instrumental to resolve problems," he said.
Omar also called for sustained dialogue between the Centre and the separatists, saying his government would work as an active facilitator in this regard.
He said those who have so far shunned the practice of putting their viewpoints across the table should come for dialogue.
Omar said democracy in India is so strong that their viewpoints would be heard in detail and earnestly.
"You can explain your viewpoint across the table openly and candidly," he said apparently referring to the separatist leaders, adding his government would facilitate all such moves.