"I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn't matter.
The people of Jammu and Kashmir are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option."
The Chief Minister's appeal comes amid a spurt in militant violence in the state as well as unending border clashes between Indian and Pakistani militaries.
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