On Thursday, a hashtag “#காடு எங்கடா ஜக்கி” was trending at top in the micro blogging social media site, condemning “Jaggi” Vasudev who is popularly known as Sadhguru. In 1992 he established the Isha Foundation near Coimbatore, which operates an ashram and yoga centre and is involved in various activities in spirituality, education and the environment. The main cause of the hashtag is the “Union creatures” which made headlines recently through the funny tweets under the names of animals such as “Dinosaur”, Avatar Kutty”, “Singam”, Maadu” etc.
Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation has been embroiled in a controversial legal battle over its facility in Coimbatore since 2012. It has reportedly received demolition notices from the state government in the past. The Vellingiri Hill Tribal Protection Society has sought demolition of the alleged unauthorised structures constructed by the foundation, so as to restore the wetlands at Ikkarai Boluvampatti Village.
Animal rights activists have also been engaged in a running battle with the Isha Foundation. They allege that the construction work by the Foundation has adversely impacted the ‘elephant corridor’ in the western region of the state. However, Jaggi Vasudev has repeatedly claimed there is no such thing as an ‘elephant corridor’.
Now, through the hashtag, “union creatures” and other Internet users posting tweets questioning where the “forest” is. Check out some of the reactions below :