The protest continues through the monsoon rains. Sandeep Behera has begun his fast this morning.
Despite the DDA’s clear legal opinion in favor of Mirambika and SAES having received a show cause notice against the proposed engg college, Mangu eagerly awaits the July 17th court hearing before making any move. Why? He is supremely confident that the court will condone SAES illegalities of 14/4 & 1/7 and force the petitioner parents to accept the incomplete, unsafe, not meant for free progress integral education Matri Store building aka Vatika Barracks. Mother’s blessing for the crook’s designs? Mangu’s chamchas (Changus) are confident that the court will not hear the parent petitioners, not apply the law strictly and thus make them accept an un-appealable order based on some compromise. Such mind readers! Meanwhile, as in the past, he is confident of controlling the output of the DOE inspection because kids of senior DOE officials and other IAS etc babus study at the Mother’s International School. Apparently, the DOE inspection was carried out with temporary arrangements being shown as final. For example, an otherwise always closes door was opened from Matri Store building aka Vatika Barracks to show a fire safety exit, gaps etc were covered with sheets, all construction work and activities in the kitchen underneath were paused to reduce the deafening noise, Mirambika & MIS children were told to study quietly to improve the pathetic acoustics, etc. DOE officials were seen helping the SAES as if they were paid servants on SAES payroll. In all, the DOE inspection report is a foregone conclusion. It’ll favor SAES at least till the kids of senior DOE officials and other IAS etc babus study at the Mother’s International School. The need of the hour is for an independent inspection of the Matri Store building aka Vatika Barracks to see its compliance with basic building laws leave aside is obvious to the fair lack of fitness for Mirambika. This should be done for all other SAES & Ashram controlled buildings. MCD sources say that even the Ashram building is significantly non- compliant.