View Assam violence as human tragedy, not political issue: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

10th of Aug 2012

Guwahati, Aug 10 (ANI): Spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said that violence that affected the lower part of Assam must not be politicised and must be viewed in a more humane light.

The spiritual Guru, who toured the affected areas of Chirang and Kokrajhar districts, said: "I would appeal to all political parties that instead of turning this matter into a political issue, they must view it from a humanitarian point of view."

"I request all political parties to leave their vote bank politics behind and ask them to approach the problem from a humanitarian angle. The violence that affected western Assam is a black spot on the country and we have to assure that such incidents do not take place again," he added.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also visited a relief camp for Bodo victims at Kajalgaon High School in Chirang district. He also visited a Muslim relief camp at Basugaon in Kokrajhar district.