Rape-Accused Fugitive Godman Nithyananda Buys Island, Declares It New Hindu Nation 'Kailaasa'

4 Dec 2019 9:52 AM GMT
Editor : Sanika Athavale
Rape-Accused Fugitive Godman Nithyananda Buys Island, Declares It New Hindu Nation Kailaasa
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Rape-accused fugitive godman Nithyananda has reportedly bought an island near Ecuador and declared it as a ‘Hindu nation’.

The Gujarat Police has booked Nithyananda for child abuse and kidnapping after four children were rescued from a flat near his ashram in Ahmedabad, in November this year.

The information about the nation was disseminated through a website – kailaasa.org. The website says that the self-styled fugitive godman has declared the island a ‘Hindu sovereign nation’ and has established a cabinet along with a prime minister for his so-called nation “Kailaasa”.

It has also called for donations for “Kailaasa” and the ones donating will be provided with an opportunity to gain citizenship of the “greatest Hindu nation”, reported NDTV.

According to cyber experts, the website was created on October 21, 2018, and registered in Panama with its IP located in Dallas – a state in the US.

The website reads: “Kailaasa is a nation without borders created by dispossessed Hindus from around the world who lost the right to practice Hinduism authentically in their own countries.”

According to it, the ‘Hindu nation’ has a flag called ‘Rishabha Dhvaja’, which features Nithyananda along with Nandi – the vehicle of Shiva.

The ‘country’ claims to have a ‘Dharmic Economy’ and a Reserve Bank, where cryptocurrency will be accepted. The website also says that it has its own passport.

Last month, Gujarat Police arrested two of his associates, and booked Nityananda under charges of abduction, wrongful confinement, voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code as well as charges under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.

Also Read: Couple Moves HC Against Swami Nithyananda To Get Back Daughters Confined At His Ashram

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