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Ravi Shankar initiates peace talk with ISIS, receives beheaded man’s pic in return

India TV News Desk 22 Apr 2016, 9:46:10 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The dreaded terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) obstructed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s peace spreading mission in the most absurd way.

After the spiritual leader set out to hold peace talks with the terror outfit, it rebuffed his attempt by sending him a beheaded man’s picture.

“I tried to initiate peace talks with the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) recently but they sent me a photograph of a beheaded body of a man. Thus, my effort for a peace dialogue with the ISIS ended,” said Ravi Shankar.

“I think the ISIS does not want any peace talks,” he told the media in Agartala. “Hence, they should be dealt by military.”

Ravi Shankar left Agartala on Thursday for Kolkata after a three-day visit to Tripura.

Holding a series of meetings across the state, he stressed on the need to bring peace to India’s northeastern region.

Ravi Shankar urged the militant outfits of the region to hold peace talks with the government.

The 59-year-old said his aim was to unite all cultures, religions, faith and ideologies.

He said the National Greet Tribunal’s decision to fine the Art of Living Foundation Rs 5 crore for allegedly causing environmental damage to the Yamuna flood plains in Delhi “was politically motivated”.