Ravishankar offers to negotiate between Maoists and govt

Ravishankar offers to negotiate between Maoists and govt

By: || Updated: 22 Mar 2012 04:48 AM


Jaipur: Spiritual Guru
Sri Sri Ravishankar has offered to negotiate between Maoists and the
government in the issue of abduction of two Italians by naxals in Odisha.

He
said that he is always ready for peace-talks anywhere and in the recent
case of kidnapping of the foreigners by naxals, he was prepared for
mediation if either of the two sides (naxals and the government)
approached him.

"I am ready for mediation between the maoists and
government for the release of the foreigners and would go if either of the
sides approaches," he told on late last night.

He said that
naxal-affected areas need reforms and education and spirituality can play
a crucial role in improving the situation there.

"Education and
spirituality can play an important role in the process of transformation
in the areas which are affected by Naxalism," he added.

The
Italians - Puri-based tour operator Paolo Bosusco and tourist Claudio
Colangelo - were taken hostage while they were trekking in the Kandhamal
district on March 14.

Expressing concern over diminishing values
in politics, Ravishankar has said that he would never step into politics.

"Politics
is not my field and I would not step in. I will work for reforms and for
this there is no need to join politics," he said on late last night.

"Politics
today needs values. See what is happening today, politicians are watching
porn in assemblies...such is the situation of the country," Ravishankar,
who courted a controversy by remarks on government school, said.

When
asked how the values can be revived, he said, "In my view, politician
should be a competent person. They should do spiritual Sadhna and develop
penchant for service of people".




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