Under attack for the resolution passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said legislators voice the sentiment of the people who elect them.
Disapproving of Pakistan Prime Minister`s Foreign Affairs Advisor`s meeting with Hurriyat leaders, India said for meaningful dialogue and for sustainable peace it is necessary that its "sentiments and sensitivities" are respected.
Strongly pitching for resumption of suspended Indo-Pak dialogue process, Pakistan on Thursday said the two countries should not "remain prisoners of the past or the present" and once they move forward all other things, including movement in trade ties, will fall in place.
Notwithstanding the infiltration bid along the LoC, India has to show some patience and not play into the hands of certain elements in Pakistan wanting to stall the peace process, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.
Leaders of several political parties on Friday condemned the twin terror attacks in Jammu region, but said senseless acts of violence should not deter India and Pakistan from pursuing the path of dialogue.
J&K Chief Minister expressed hope that certain remarks made by India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden will not have an effect on the dialogue process between the two countries.