New Delhi: Barely an hour after the National Green Tribunal slammed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his Art of Living foundation, the spiritual leader responded saying AOL has done no wrong.
“The truth is we have caused no damage to the Yamuna. When lies are exposed, it is shocking,” a news agency quoted Ravi Shankar as saying.
“Those who say the Art of Living is irresponsible simply don’t know us or have gained a sense of humour,” Ravi Shankar further added.
Earlier today, NGT, the highest environmental court in the country — came down heavily on spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for shifting the blame for the environmental damage on the Yamuna banks.
“You have no sense of responsibility. Do you think you have the liberty to say whatever you want? It is shocking,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.
The observations came after advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for petitioner Manoj Misra, informed the bench about Ravi Shankar’s recent statement blaming the government and the NGT for permitting his NGO to hold the World Culture Festival on the floodplains of river Yamuna.