Aol event slammed a fine of Rs. 5 crore


The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday did not stay the Art of Living event conducted by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holding the World Culture Festival on the Yamuna floodplains but slammed a huge sum of Rs. 5 crore as fine.

The event conducted was being expected to be attended by 3 lakh people from 155 countries, looking into the violation of enviornmental laws and polluting the river Yamuna, held from March 11-13, NGT decided upon the fine.

Environmental activist Manoj Mishra, who filed the plea has insisted that the event should not only be stopped but the tribunal should also impose a fine on the organisers.