Sending out a strong message to militants, President Pervez Musharraf on Friday said those who believe in violence as the only option to resolve the Kashmir issue cannot be taken on board and both India and Pakistan needed to be steadfast against "all obstacles."
Addressing a press conference in this garrison town, the General made it clear that "all shades of Kashmiris" should be taken on board except those who believe that militancy is the only option to resove the issue.
"We cannot take people on board who believe in confrontation and who think that only militancy solves the problem. They cannot be taken on board, they will remain opposed to whatever we do.
"They will create all obstacles and we have to be steadfast against all that they do," Musharraf said, as he dwelt on the Indo-Pak peace process and expressed satisfaction over its progress.
"There will be obstacles and we have to be steadfast against all that they (militants) do," he said adding "that is why I say we should bold enough."