22 Dec 2014

BJP, Congress Seek Probe into Ashram Affairs

The New Indian Express Service
Published: 22nd December 2014 06:02 AM

PUDUCHERRY: The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought a judicial probe into the allegations of sexual harassment and other irregularities in Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

BJP President M Visweswaran said violence and damage to property of Sri Aurobindo Ashram was not the reply to the charges levelled against  Ashram management by the sisters who were evicted. It is the duty of the Ashram, which is of international repute, to safeguard itself against irregularities.

Both Central and State governments should take action in this issue without further delay and the Ashram administration should cooperate, he added.

Meanwhile All India Congress Committee (AICC)general secretary and former Union Minister V Narayanasany demanded an inquiry commission to be set up to probe into the suicide by the ashram sisters and their mother.

He said the lethargy of the government had culminated in the suicide of the sisters.  The government should have a filed a review petition before moving to evict the sisters. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president A V Subramanian said the party would write to the Union Home Minister in this regard.


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