July 25th, 2022

Jul 25, 2022

This weekend, ignoring a stay order from the courts, bulldozers continue to raze down parts of the Youth Center, uprooting trees and ripping out the mosaic floor laid by young people from across the world.

Despite having already forcefully cleared forest and structures for the path last December, they apparently miscalculated the road placement and need to clear more space within the Youth Center. Old and new path lines can be seen in the drone shots. This is why proper planning is typically used when building cities and laying roads…

Auroville residents were not given any prior warning but responded by hurriedly salvaging the YC vegetable garden and structures used for community events, such as the beloved pizza oven, avoiding further waste and destruction where possible.