Talking to media in Agartala on Thursday, Ravi Shankar said: “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.”
“I think the ISIS does not want any peace talks,” he told the media.
“Hence, they should be dealt by military.”
The 59-year-old 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.
He also said the National Green 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”.