Sri Sri Ashram continues to be accessible to devotees

Sri Sri Ravishankar`s ashram would continue to be open for devotees despite Sunday`s "shooting" incident, the Art of Living Foundation said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2010, 21:55 PM IST

Bangalore: Sri Sri Ravishankar`s ashram
would continue to be open for devotees despite Sunday`s
"shooting" incident, the Art of Living Foundation said on Tuesday.

"Except for the residential areas, devotees could
continue to freely access other areas in the ashram", a
spokesperson of the ashram, Charu told agency.
Access to satsangs, ashram-run courses and kitchen area,
where devotees are free to help themselves to food, would
continue to be thrown open to all.

"Sri Sri is keen that there are no restrictions and
devotees are free to intermingle and interact," she said.

Though currently there was no surveillance system in the
ashram, the issue could perhaps be examined later, she said.

The ashram authorities would resort to checking only in
case of any suspicion, she said.

Police security at the ashram has been strengthened and
an investigation team is currently posted at the campus to
probe into the shooting incident, she said.
Sri Sri Ravishankar continued to be flooded by messages
and e-mails from devotees in India and around the globe,
enquiring about his well being, she said.

Meanwhile, police said investigation into the incident is
on, but refused to divulge further details.

Sri Sri Ravishankar escaped unhurt when an unidentified
gunman fired at his convoy at the Ashram after his discourse
on Sunday evening.

PTI