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Islamic State snubs Ravi Shankar, sends him beheaded man’s pic

Islamic state rebuffed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s attempt to open a dialogue with the terror group by sending a photograph of a beheaded man, the spiritual leader told the media on Thursday.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2016 01:07 IST
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar left Agartala on Thursday for Kolkata after a three-day visit to Tripura.(HT photo)

Islamic state rebuffed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s attempt to open a dialogue with the terror group by sending a photograph of a beheaded man, the spiritual leader told the media on Thursday.

“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,” he said.

“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”.