NGT warns Art of Living to pay Rs 5 cr fine by 4pm today

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New Delhi, Mar 10: A day after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave the nod for the World Cultural Festival on the flood plains of the Yamuna river, the Tribunal on Thursday said that if the Art of Living (AOL) does not pay the fine by 4 pm today, it would revoke its decision.

The NGT slapped a Rs 5 crore fine while it gave clearance to the AOL to conduct the cultural extravaganza that has been in the middle of a controversy.

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NGT sets a deadline for Art of Living

The Tribunal said that if Art of Living doesn't pay Rs 5 crore fine to DDA by 4 pm today, it could revoke clearance for event.

Meanwhile the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking stay on Word Culture festival of AOL. The petition was filed by a group of farmers. Supreme Court asked the petitioners to approach the NGT for the same.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar however said that he does not mind going to jail if the court wants him to.

When asked by a TV channelif he would go to jail having refused to pay the fine for the three-day International Culture Festival proposed to be held in the Yamuna floodplains here, Ravi Shankar said: "Yes, I will".

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