Bangalore: Art of Living Founder Sri Sri
Ravishankar today refuted allegations of land grabbing by AOL
and said it would firmly deal with "anti-social elements"
trying to "lay a trap" for extortion.
"We are compassionate but are very firm in dealing with
anti-social elements. We will not budge or fall into the trap
of miscreants. These tactics of threat and hiding behind
fictitious stories will not work," he said in a statement.
A city-based journalist, who had alleged land grabbing by
AOL, has filed a police complaint against Ravishankar and the
other ashramites for accusing him of making extortion calls.
The Art of Living has spent crores of rupees for the
welfare and relief of the poor and can never think of doing
injustice to anyone ever, Ravishankar said.
He said the land in question was bought by the AOL legally
verifying all documents.
"We would urge the police to take action against such
forces who try to bring disharmony and thrive on false
propagation," Ravishankar said.