Noted author and Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy on Sunday said a " ceasefire from both sides" ( Maoists and security forces) was "absolutely urgent" for peace talks and the process should involve a group of experienced people who could mediate between the government and the Naxals.
She, however, ruled out being a part of peace talks, saying she did not have the "skills" required to be a mediator. "I would not like to be (a mediator or part of people's committee to mediate between government and Maoists). I don't think I have those skills... I don't think I am good at it. I am a maverick... I'll try. I don't know how to think about it," Roy told a TV channel in an interview on Sunday, Sep 12.
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