Sri Sri Ravi Shankar appeals to all, says don't politicise cultural event

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New Delhi, March 9: Even as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) questions Centre and Delhi Government over the ongoing preparations for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival on Yamuna banks, Sri Sri has appealed to all parties to not politicise the event.

Sri Sri wrote on Twitter: "I appeal to all parties to not politicize the #WCF2016. It is to unite all cultures, nations, religions & ideologies. Let's come together!."

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Meanwhile, the Opposition on Wednesday, raised the issue the involvement of Army personnel in the event. It was seen that many Army personnel were building a bridge for the event.

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said it was "highly irregular" that the services of Indian Army personnel were enlisted for a "private event". Yechury also questioned the event and asked, "How can Indian Army assist in this?"

Members of the Opposition even raised slogans: " Army ka galat istemaal mat karo, Raksha karo."

On the other hand, the court is hearing a petition that says that NGT has prohibited any activity on floodplain. The Art of Living counsel stated that there will be no activity which violates NGT order, and will maintain sufficient distance from river.

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