The Delhi government has raised questions over the ownership of the land where the Aurobindo Ashram, Mirambika School and the Mother’s International School are built, and has claimed that the society has encroached upon government land.
The Shri Aurobindo Education Society is in possession of total 30 acres of land at Aurobindo Marg in South Delhi.
“In the inspection report submitted by the Delhi Development Authority, it has come to our notice that the society has not submitted ownership documents of the land. Also, instead of having separate boundary for the ashram, Mother’s International and Mirambika School as per the government rule, the three institutions have just one boundary. There are portions of land within this boundary that belong to the government. This is encroachment, ” said a government official.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, has asked the district magistrate to conduct a survey of the land owned by the society by March 8.
The chairman of the SAES and the head of the two schools did not respond to phone calls, text messages and email sent by HT.