Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Mirwaiz Muhammad Omar Farooq has urged upon Pakistan and India to focus on Kashmir, which was the real issue, instead of war. Following the lifting of ban on his movement and freedom from detention, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq said that the war would be disastrous for both the countries. The conflicts should be resolved through dialogues. He said, "If both the countries go on war, then it would be catastrophic for both of them and urged them on focusing the real issue, which is Kashmir."