We (group of independent peace loving social scientists and media men and myself) have released the study in a well attended meeting of intellectuals, social scientists, journalists and people who are concerned with 'Peace in Bastar' at India International Center, New Delhi on 7th April, 2007. It's a study on the possibility of peace for creative socio-cultural and economic development in Bastar. We have included two open letters. One to the government and the other to the CPI (Maoist) to take steps which can give peace a chance in Bastar.
We are really concerned about the miseries of the local tribals of the area and sincerely wish that they should join mainstream of progress and development. It is proposed that similar studies with suitable appeals, both to the government and CPI (Maoist) would be carried out for Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar and other naxal affected areas.
We sincerely hope that there can be ample opportunity for finding ways and means to end violence in the area which will ensure a better prosperous future for the tribals, who have lived in the shadow of poverty and under development since ages.
You can read the study below or download it and I welcome your feedback on our study.