SRINAGAR: Spiritual guru and Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Saturday asked people of Kashmir to forget past and think about future.
“If New Delhi is ready to give me a role vis-à-vis Kashmir I will play it. Where ever and when ever New Delhi requires my service I am ready to offer it,” Sri Sri said while addressing a press conference here in Srinagar city.
Sri Sri faced some tough questions from the Journalists with regard to Kashmir problem. He, however, dodged most of them. When asked if he is so close to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi why he doesn’t persuade him to take a political initiative, he said: “I am not so close to BJP.”
Responding to a question he said that killings of humans should stop. “Whether a civilian or soldier get killed, it is painful,” he said.
Sri Sri declined to comment over Ram temple-Babri Masji row while he condemned the killings of civilians in Syria.
When asked some people who had come to attend his function at SKICC alleged they were brought there for some other reasons, he said he will talk to them and will know the reason of their disappointment.
He said, he is apolitical and want peace to be restored in Kashmir. “If there is injustice, I will stand for that. We should forget the past and think about future. We should heal the wounds. Kashmir is the issue of human suffering,” he said.
Earlier, Sri Sri had to cut his speech short after the participants alleged they were brought there for some other purposes. Some of them raised slogans and left the venue in huff.