Returning from a nine-day trip to Pakistan, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that an "honourable solution to the Kashmir problem" was achievable shortly and "would be in line with the aspirations of the people." Without naming hard-line politician and opponent Syed Ali Geelani, Farooq said that violence was irrelevant to the Kashmir issue now and told guerrillas who attacked the Hurriyat headquarters earlier that the party was "not afraid of grenade attacks." Last month, terrorists attacked his house with guns and grenades. Farooq's father was assassinated over a decade ago by terrorists owing allegiance to Pakistan. Farooq did not say what the solution was but reiterated that it was a "peaceful solution."
In Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf described the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan as "tragic" and highlighted his four point proposal again as basis by which a "durable solution" can be reached. Highlighting the "sustained dialogue process on Kashmir," Musharraf said that it was the "wishes" of the Kashmiris "that would guide" his nation. He said finding a solution for this issue is key to "peace and tranquility" in the region.