Spiritual guru asks Maoists to shift from bullet to ballot

February 18th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Saying that the Maoist youths were good at heart, as they were fighting against “corruption and disparity”, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appealed to the Maoist rebels to shun bullets in favour of the ballot.
“I appeal to Maoist rebels to shun bullets for the ballot. Maoist youths are good at heart. They (Maoists) are fighting against corruption and disparity. There is need to bring them into the mainstream of society. The country needs their service,” he said while addressing his followers here Tuesday night.

The spiritual guru is in Ranchi for four days. He arrived here Tuesday afternoon.

“Spiritualism will end terrorism in the world. Even Iraq is adopting spiritualism to end violence. In Iraq there are 700,000 widows and one million orphan children. Iraqi government has sent 50 people for spiritual training to India,” he said.

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