Activists set out on peace march in Maoist-infested Chhattisgarh

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Raipur (Chhattisgarh), May 6 (ANI): A group consisting of academics, Gandhian workers, scientists, and social activists from all religions took out a peace march in Raipur on Thursday, calling for an end to a civil-war like situation in the Maoist-infested Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District.

The group started the march from Azad chowk here, and are expected to travel to the interior areas of the Maoist-infested state.

"We don't have any vicious feelings for anyone. We are all fighting for peace and justice. That is why, even if someone throws eggs or stones or even bullets at us, we would only want their good," said Swami Agnivesh, Convenor of Sarv Dharm Sansad.

"We don't have any ill feelings about anyone and have no presumptions," he added.

The group is keen to talk to the local people of the region and expressed hope of prospective talks with Maoists in the area, as well.

They will also pay homage to the martyrs of the Dantewada massacre.

The Gandhians have made it clear that they are not representing anyone and just want peace in the country. They say that peace is possible only through talks.

At least 76 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed by the Maoists in an ambush in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District on April 6. (ANI)

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