An email from ‘OSD’ of the Auroville Foundation has gone to the editors of the major national newspapers with the title ‘Request to Publish information about Auroville Foundation in your media outlet’ (). This email contained inaccurate information about the Working Committee, among other things and it aimed to silence the voice of the Residents’ Assembly in the media.
The attached clarification has been sent by us to the same editors, drafted by our lawyer.
On the 18th of January we had sent a letter to the editor of The Hindu, expressing our appreciation for their earlier balanced reporting and our hope that this would continue. Although we did not receive a reply, we believe it was noted.
We trust that the newspapers will uphold journalistic standards of ethics and print balanced and accurate pieces after considering the different perspectives.
Your Working Committee
Aravinda, Bharathy, Chali, Hemant, Mael, Sauro, Valli