Visa issue update

In a recent article in the Print the Secretary was quoted: “Nobody’s visas have been withheld but, yes, it all depends on the way they abide by what is expected of them legally, ethically, morally, spiritually of this project. We have evidence of people involved in...

Visa issue continues

In the last few days a number of Aurovilians, some of whom have lived here for several decades, have only been granted a 3 month extension. The shortest Entry visa previously given to Aurovilians was for one year. Reportedly the RRO in Pondicherry does not know how to...

Visa threats

In Auroville, newcomers and applicants for visa renewal are now being forced to sign a declaration (see below) under threat of being denied access to the one place “where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration” should be able to live freely as...

RRO visits

These past few days, several Aurovilians have received a visit from the Pondicherry RRO. The immigration officers indicated that the RRO has received a list of names of foreigners on an Auroville visa who allegedly participated in “violent protests against the Crown...