Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has renewed the hopes in the hearts of Kashmiris as he has said that he wants a sincere dialogue with New Delhi to settle all the pending disputes including Kashmir. So part New Delhi has also responded positively to the new promise of Islamabad to find a solution to all the bilateral problems and usher in the era of peace and stability.
Apart from common people all the separatist leaders have paid glowing tributes to Vajpayee on his demise. Mirwiaz Umar Farooq said that his demise was a loss of the people of Kashmir as he was a rare Indian leader with human heart to resolve the Kashmir dispute. Mirwaiz said that in order to bring Kashmir out from the four wall of constitution, Vajpayee made the chances bright for the settlement of the dispute under the huge ambit of humanity. Another Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Gani Bhat said that Vajpayee was having a grand vision not only for India and Pakistan, but for the entire South Asia. He said that solution to the Kashmir dispute can come only if the leadership of India and Pakistan will follow his vision for the settlement of dispute.
Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that Vapayee understood the pain of people of J&K State and he broke all the false barriers for Indo-Pak friendship and for the Kashmir settlement. She said that unfortunately the current leadership of BJP has failed to walk the talk on Kashmir under the ambit of Insaniyat.
Paying rich tributes to Vajpayee Dr Farooq Abdullah said that he was having lot of trust on the leadership of Kashmir. Farooq Abdullah told media that Vajpayee introduced him during the Agra-summit to Pervez Musharraf as the third party to the dispute of Kashmir. Farooq also lamented that the current leadership of BJP has failed to follow the vision of Vajpayee for the settlement of disputes including Kashmir.
Professor Saif-ud-Din Soz who brought down Vajpayee government by his vote on April 17, 1999 while paying rich tributes to Vajpayee said that even after he voted against just after two days he met Vajpayee who talked to him as warmly as before. He said that Vajpayee was having a clear heart and never took any political difference as a personal onslaught. He said that Vajpayee by extending the hand of friendship to Pakistan and by opening dialogue with Hurriyat leadership showed that he was above the petty politics.
Kashmir Civil Society has also paid rich tributes to Vajpayee and many of them said that it was unfortunate for Kashmir that Vajpayee lost 2004 elections as if he would have been re-elected as Prime Minister, Kashmir dispute might have been solved with Pakistan.