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On Planning Auroville

Archivist and scholar on the Mother, Gilles Guigan, has created a compilation on planning. He writes on some misconceptions which need to be corrected’, and lists some common misconceptions regarding the history of the City and its plan. On Planning Auroville - Some...

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On Mother wishes for Auroville

Archivist and scholar on the Mother, Gilles Guigan, has created a compilation on Mother’s wishes for Auroville and its residents on some of the more subtle aspects of Auroville, such as how to deal with rules and people bringing in ‘undesirable’ traits. Some glimpses...

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Legal update

Tindivanam Court - Abri/Ami/Evergreen land grab. The case was listed for Friday 18th November, but the judge was on leave. The judgment has been adjourned until Monday 28th November. Madras High Court - ATDC Office Order: The petition challenging the ATDC Office Order...

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Legal update Nov 2022

Upcoming dates 10.11.2022 — National Green Tribunal hearing with regard to the Joint Committee report January 2023 — Supreme Court appeal regarding National Green Tribunal Ruling To be announced — Madras High Court hearing on the FAMC case; Hearing of AVFO appeal of...

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The present Governing Board

The actions of the Secretary of the Auroville Foundation office are supported by the Governing Board and contrary to the Auroville Foundation Act and to the spirit in which it has been written and voted by the Parlement of India and against the Charter of Auroville...

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Legal update Oct. 2022

Upcoming dates 20.10.2022 — Supreme Court appeal regarding National Green Tribunal Ruling 10.11.2022 — National Green Tribunal hearing with regard to the Joint Committee report To be announced — Madras High Court hearing on the FAMC case To be announced — Hearing of...

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Abri/Ami/Evergreen land grab update

Mr PKS, who has been encroaching Abri/Ami/Evergreen land, promised to stop clearing Evergreen Forest land until the Court hearing on the 22nd September. However, Mr PKS did not submit the necessary documents to the Courts and the hearing was subsequently postponed...

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Legal update October 1st 2022

AVFO’s legal arguments in plain English - WCom, ORM, and ATDC cases As the number of court cases increase, many have found it difficult to dive into the relevant legal documents and are therefore unable to appreciate the arguments made. However, it becomes extremely...

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Update on Supreme Court over NGT Appeal

Appellant: Auroville Foundation Respondents: Navroz, Sandeep and all other parties who were in the NGT case except Auroville Foundation AVF claim that respondents cut trees to build their own houses and are large landowners owning land on the project area (i.e crown,...

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BCC take over

On Friday, Aug 26th evening, the BCC (Budget City Service) received an email from AVFO’s ‘FAMC’ informing them that it was "time to transition to the new team". The communication thanked the BCC members for their service "much appreciated by the community" and asked...

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Legal Update

Legal update Madras High Court: Foundation appeal on the judgment of 12/08/2022   On 26 August 2022, an appeal bench of the Madras High Court gave an interim order that temporarily suspended the ruling that a single High Court judge sitting on 12 August had...

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Joint statement from the working groups of the RA on the current legal situation, the Emergency RAD and a response to the false information sent by [email protected]

Dear friends, The voice and central role of Aurovilians in the governance of Auroville has been recognised in the Madras High Court. The Court in its judgment dated 12.8.2022 has reaffirmed that “under the Auroville Foundation, Auroville will be administered by the...

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