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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Ashram attacked

Peter Heehs ‏@peterheehs - now Attack on Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry by stone-throwing crowd chanting slogans from 12.10 p.m. today. Situation still unclear.

Volunteers of the Thanthia Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) today attacked the famous Sri Aurobindo Ashram here in connection with the Sri Lankan Tamils issue. The attack was said to be a sequel to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee reportedly supporting Sri Lanka in the Eelam Tamils issue. The vounteers, who took out a procession, barged into the Ashram and damaged the flower pots placed near the Aurobindo Samadhi and also ransacked the office and damaged the glass panes of the office. Meanwhile,Puducherry Dalit Sena General Secretary Sundar and a few others were arrested when they attempted to vandalise the Rajiv Gandhi statue.

A group of pro-Tamil activists today barged into the Aurobindo Ashram, damaged furniture and smashed ...

General EditorMarch 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM Anonymous Comment:
I would not be surprised if there is a similar fishy deal with Peter Heehs with the Ashram Trust because of which he gets such unstinting support from Manoj Das Gupta. There was already at one point of time a leaked email of Heehs about "Money Matters" going about on the Net. All this talk of neutrality and freedom of speech would be then merely a cover-up for a secret transfer of cash! There should be a thorough investigation of all foreign contributions to the Trust.