Art of living given four weeks time to pay off 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 for conducting World Culture Festival on the Yamuna floodplains in Delhi.

World Culture Festival (WCF), a 3-day jamboree to mark 35 years of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AoL), begins on the banks of the Yamuna today with reports suggesting that the organisation appears to be softening its stance after initially saying that it will not pay the fine.

The NGT held a hearing on Friday over implementation of its Wednesday’s order.

AoL told the tribunal that it will abide by the ruling and sought four weeks to deposit Rs.5 crore.

The tribunal said that the AoL should pay Rs.25 lakh on Friday and the balance in three weeks.

The AoL’s three-day cultural extravaganza starts on Friday.