May 21th, 2022

May 21, 2022

The community has been informed that on 17 May, the Office of the Secretary of the Auroville Foundation filed a police complaint against six Aurovilians, for alleged ‘illegal’ and ‘illegitimate’ activities. Police have subsequently filed a first information report (FIR)*.

The complaint alleges that these six Aurovilians had ‘illegally taken over’ the Working Committee office and had ‘obstructed’ the ‘lawful entry’ of dismissed Working Committee members. These dismissed members refuse to accept a Resident’s Assembly Decision (made by 92% of 864 voting residents on 10 May) that removed them from their roles as members of the Working Committee, as the community had lost confidence in them. The complaint states that these dismissed members are ‘recognised by the Auroville Foundation’, and alleges that the legitimate community representatives ‘are indulging in criminal activities against Auroville’. Three of the six Aurovilians in the FIR are not members of the Working Committee.

A view on the current conflict:

To know more about Auroville organisation:

To know more about the last Residents Assembly decision:

The decision of the Resident Assembly explained in Tamil: Result of the WC RAD in Tamil

About the Register of Residents:

*First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence. It is a report of information that reaches the police first in point of time and that is why it is called the First Information Report. Once an FIR has been filed the police are legally bound to start investigating the case.