Jammu (Agencies): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah agreed to draw up a roadmap for lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir after their meeting on Friday.

Chidambaram who is on a two day visit to the state from Thursday, then reviewed the security situation in Kishtwar.

Both Chidambaram and Abdullah, who have been advocating an 'out of the box solution' for Kashmir and also back efforts of the three interlocutors on Kashmir, had a candid exchange of views, sources said.

Abdullah favoured opening more channels of communication with people, especially separatists, and inject a sense of confidence among the masses.

Kashmir saw violence by stone-pelting protesters in the summer of 2010 in which over 100 people died in firing by the security forces, and both leaders were in favour of speeding up the process for a solution acceptable to all three regions of the state.

The meeting was attended by deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts - the worst militancy affected areas in Jammu region of the state and where people feel a disconnect with those in the plains of Jammu and the Kashmir Valley.
Chidambaram is the first Home Minister to hold a security review meeting of these mountainous districts in Kishtwar, which was carved out of Doda district in July 2006.
'If infiltration is checked on the borders, the militancy in the mountains will die its own death,' one officer is reported to have told Chidambaram.
Chidambaram had met Governor NN Vohra on Thursday night and also senior leaders of the Congress who voiced apprehension over a proposed reversal of central laws in Kashmir.