Binayak Sen keen to continue fighting for peace

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Raipur, May 27 (ANI): Human Rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen who was released on bail by the Supreme Court after two years of confinement has reaffirmed his commitment to the cause of peace.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Dr. Sen reiterated his opposition to any violence perpetrated either by the state government or by the Naxalites, declaring that he will continue to oppose the controversial Salwa Judum movement.

"We have our own agenda. Our agenda is that in any condition peace should prevail. We would raise our voices against any form of military intervention might it be from Maoists, or state government or structural violence due which there is poverty," he added.

Salwa Judum, is an anti-Naxalite movement started in Chhattisgarh in 2005 as a civilian movement among the tribals of the region and later evolved into a counter-insurgency militia.

Dr. Sen has been in custody since May 2007, and he had contended that there was no evidence against him to be booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The Chhattisgarh Government has accused Binayak Sen, who is the vice-president of the People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), of acting as a courier for an alleged Naxalite who is in jail. (ANI)

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