Six days ago, I sent this letter to the ATDC. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would be this right, never in my wildest dreams did I think possible what I witnessed this morning.
To all present ATDC members,
As someone who does not know a life without Auroville in it, as a mother of two Auroville children, as an Aurovilian who has given more than my fair share of energy and time to work for our collective to connect and collaborate towards Her Dream, I am asking you to step down from your positions as ATDC members with immediate effect.
Your move to submit a 51 crore budget to the GoI and your letter to Bliss Forest and Youth Center stewards after all what happened in the last one year prove beyond doubt that you are not only incapable but also a risk to building this city.
Never have I seen levels of fear, pain, hopelessness, mistrust, division and aggression that come even close to where we are now.
This is in large part due to how you have approached what you see as your “responsibility”: overcoming at any cost what you decided are elements and people that block the building of what you decided is to be “Mother’s City”.
To act from a place of such righteousness that you do not even inform the WC or the FAMC of astronomical budget requests and are as a matter of fact announcing that you will be coming to Bliss and YC next week to clear 16,7 m against their will despite promising multiple times that this will never happen, disqualifies you from holding the mandate of an ATDC, leave alone “L’avenir d’Auroville”.
Please don’t respond to this mail, I am not interested in a debate with you.