Art of Living responds to allegations of encroachment
news Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 9, 2014 | 3.39 pm IST The Art of Living Bureau of Communication has responded to a report published by The News Minute on November 7. Read: Not so good news for the Art of Living school in Bengaluru The report in question dealt with two instances of alleged encroachment in two separate areas around Bangalore. The Art of Living released a statement to The News Minute on Sunday: "There could be a discrepancy of around 10ft by 30 ft at the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir school in Varthur, regarding which we have written to the authorities multiple times at our own initiative. A corner of the land which was crooked had been made straight which was not more than 300 sq ft. "There clearly seems to be an ulterior motive towards action taken on a 300 sq ft area at SSRVM North school, while no action is taken upon 1000's of acres of land encroached upon elsewhere. "Regarding Arati Krishna's allegations on encroachment, we would like to say that these are utterly false and baseless. We are in possession of land, the boundaries of which have been marked out by the court. Smt. Arati Krishna and her husband Shri G.M.Krishna, who is a serial defaulter with institutions like KSFC, KSIDC, State Bank of Mysore to name a few, went up to the Supreme court and lost his case. He also gifted the land to his wife fraudulently and this is currently under litigation. "Now that he has lost his case, he is trying gimmicks through political and other quarters. "We have not exceeded by even 1 inch on the boundaries given by high court, and have been in possession since 2003."