Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the contours of a political solution of the Kashmir problem is likely to emerge as the youth strongly favour a political solution on the issue.

The Chief Minister said that his government is working towards seeking a political solution.

Referring to a study conducted by Delhi-based Institute for Research on India and International Studies, he said, “This is true that youth has rejected gun culture and favour good governance and corruption-free state. Youth in Kashmir do not support the gun.”

The study showed that a vast majority of Kashmiri youth are disillusioned with mainstream democratic politics in the state as 50 percent of them have never participated in voting and only 5 percent of them join political parties.

He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of an event of the State Education Ministry at Jammu University here.

When asked to react on Jammu & Kashmir School Education Minister Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed, who is accused of helping his son in the 2009 matriculation examination through unfair means and impersonation, he said, “The crime branch has been directed to look into the matter. Once the report is tabled, further actions will be taken accordingly.”

When asked to comment on United Jehad Council chief and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supermo Syed Salludin's call to boycott municipal polls in the state, he said, "It is not a new thing. We will hold elections ... those who want to take part in it can take part."