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16 Maoists lay down arms in Bihar, say violence can’t bring social change

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PATNA: As many as 16 Maoists laid down their arms in Bihar and announced returning to social mainstream saying violence is not the option for social change.

All the Maoists surrendered at a sports programme organized in Sheohar district on Saturday.

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The surrendered rebels said they wanted to return to social mainstream saying nothing could be achieved through bloodshed.

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“We usually had to hide ourself in jungles out of fear of being caught by the police. This brought a lot of troubles before our families. Our children were also out of schools,” they told the police.

Earlier in December 2012, 27 hardcore Maoists had surrendered in Muzaffarpur district.

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