"Omar's statement on conversion of LoC into international border is a deliberate shying away from the political and geographical reality and the historic disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir," a Hurriyat spokesperson said in a statement here.

"If converting LoC into international border had been a solution, Kashmir issue would have been resolved long back," he added.

The spokesman cited that Kashmir issue was not a territorial or regional dispute but concerned the political future of 1.25 crore people.

In his keynote address at 'The Kashmir Conclave' organised by Georgetown University's student group India Dialogue, Omar urged,"This (Kashmir) issue cannot be resolved by military might but only through meaningful and result-oriented talks."

"For any solution to work, we first have to recognise that there can be no further transfer of territory between either of the two countries, which means you take the Line of Control and recognise it as an (international) border," the former JK Chief Minister added.

Omar acknowledged that his solution would be a tough sell in the two countries as there are vested interests in the two capitals that want the Kashmir problem to continue.

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