Writer Arundhati Roy has turned down Kishanji’s proposal to act as interlocutor, but two others named by the guerrilla commander have said yes. Both Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman and bureaucrat-turned-rights activist B D Sharma said on Sunday that they are even willing to call Kishanji on the number he had given home minister P Chidambaram.
In such a ruthless jungle war, where the lines between war and peace get blurred, it would be a very tough job for any mediator. As Arundhati Roy told TOI: “I believe that the Maoists’ offer should be taken seriously and both sides should agree to a ceasefire. Regarding Kishanji’s suggestion that I be one of the mediators, I wish to say that mediation requires a very special set of skills, which I simply do not have. I would make a terrible mediator.”
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