NEW DELHI: The nation’s top environment court descended powerfully today on spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, stating,”You have no awareness of other’s expectations. Do you think you have the freedom to state whatever you need?”
Recently, Sri Sri said that if any harm has been brought about to the earth by the gigantic three-day social celebration he hung on the banks of the River Yamuna in Delhi a year ago, it is the administration and the court who ought to assume the fault, since they permitted the occasion.
“In the event that, by any stretch of the imagination, any fine must be required, it ought to be demanded on the Central and state governments and the NGT itself, for giving the consent. In the event that the Yamuna was so delicate and immaculate, they ought to have halted the World Culture Festival,” the 60-year-old, who has lakhs of supporters around the globe, said in a Facebook post.
“The individuals who say the Art of Living is flighty essentially don’t have any acquaintance with us or have picked up a comical inclination!” tweeted Sri after solid censure from the court.
“In all actuality we have made no harm the Yamuna. At the point when falsehoods are uncovered, it is stunning,” he said. The following hearing has been set for May 7.
A group of specialists has vouched for the National Green Tribunal that the occasion, which incorporated a 7-section of land stage for artists and artists and sprawled crosswise over 1,000 sections of land, had “totally crushed” the riverbed.
They said turning around the harm will take no less than 10 years and around 42 crores.
Sri Sri and the Art of Living Foundation, which was established by him, have precluded all affirmations from claiming harming the delicate environment of the Yamuna.
Naturalists a year ago requested the “World Culture Festival” to be denied, however the National Green Tribunal said it was past the point where it is possible to cancel the occasion and fined the association five crores. Sri Sri at the time said he ought to be given a honor for facilitating a fantastic occasion that drew individuals from over the globe to the banks of one of the world’s most dirtied streams.
The occasion opened with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in front of an audience beside Sri Sri.
The Art of Living, challenging the charges against it, has said that it is focused on securing and saving the earth and has demonstrated this administration with different tasks around the nation.