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UK In Flames. But Not India. Anna Hazare Sets Example Of Peaceful Protest

Posted by Barry Pittard on August 17, 2011

It is known that many parts India can be a political tinderbox waiting for a spark. And yet vast numbers of Indian people, irrespective of caste, education, age, political or religious affiliation are pouring onto the streets in peaceful protest against the jailing of Anna Hazare, the 74-year old anti-corruption crusader. Students and teachers are vacating their classrooms, lawyers, their courts, shopkeepers, their shops, and so on. The phenomenon is monumental.

A curious reader can search beyond the main Indian city dailies, and will find that the mass protests are spreading far, wide and deep in India.

In Europe, the surging triumphs of the 1848 ‘revolutions’ were effectively suppressed within a year. If Indians persist, if they can manage to calm down the hotheads, perhaps great change can be effected in that tragic country, where incredibly greedy elites have for so long entrenched themselves in power. Behind all the smiles and ostensible courtesy, there are the demagoguery, violence, religion, secret government, nepotism, bribery and blackmail, etc., which are just some of the tools by which they maintain control.

The present anti-corruption protests may, however, may be India’s last chance for peaceful change. Nothing succeeds like failure.

Anna Hazare. Man of peace in Gandhian tradition

The Manmohan Singh government, amidst many corruption scandals (to be measured in almost unimaginable billions of dollars), has been bent on watering down an anti-corruption Bill proposed by Anna Hazare and his team. It is as though Singh and his advisors fail to see that the writing is on the wall for them. He and they are now clearly running scared, willfully oblivious to the vastness of pan Indian frustration and anger at the decades of endemic corruption. Yesterday,V. Kalyanam, personal secretary to Mahatma Gandhi, addressing a group of young people, said:

“India will get a sure gold medal if corruption is entered as an item in the Olympic Games,” Kalyanam told the audience. “We may not be a force in football or athletics or hockey. But India is the undisputed global leader in corruption …. These ministers and politicians forget the fact that it is we who elect them and they are our servants”.

V. Kalyanam. Mahatma Gandhi's Secretary Speaks Out, 16 Aug. 2011, Against India's Endemic Corruption

The DNA report states:

“Referring to Anna Hazare’s arrest in New Delhi, Kalyanam said it was easier to fight foreign tyranny than the tyranny of our own people. He ridiculed the contention of Union ministers like Kapil Sibal and Chidambaram that Parliament was supreme and civil society has no voice”.

Our own Expose Team knows to its cost how soundly and with what contempt Manmohan Singh and his aides have thwarted both Indian and foreign requests for investigation into Sathya Sai Baba and his cult. Among other examples of riding roughshod over many petitioners’ responsible representations, the British High Commissioner was rebuffed.

More recently, we learn for example that Manmohan Singh’s Home Minister P.Chidambaram and his son have been involved in behind-the-scenes machinations in regard to the leadership succession – on the side of the exposed Sathya Sai Central Trust head R.J.Ratnakar – about whom there is great concern among many Sathya Sai Baba devotees at large. See:  Sathya Sai Trust’s R.J.Ratnakar – Long Police Interrogation. Intensive Investigations Continue. Posted by Barry Pittard on June 26, 2011. It was the same Chidambaram who made the incredibly crass statement, condemned around the world, that the terrorist attack on Mumbai on 26 November, 2008 was “not an intelligence failure”.

P.Chidambaram, with Manmohan Singh - Sathya Sai Baba Men

My reader may also recall that Chidambaram followed yet another power backer of Sathya Sai Baba, Shivraj Patil. The latter presided over an extreme failure in his intelligence agencies to be alert to the terrorist threat. Patil’s disastrous mishandling of the whole affair forced Manmohan Singh, out of sheer political embarrasment, to sack him. But it was one Sathya Sai Baba man out and another Sathya Sai Baba man in.


See yesterday’s blog:  Anna Hazare’s Arrest. Dark Days For Indian Democracy


Back Story –to Shivraj Patil who, along with Chidambaram, has long been a powerful force for suppression of many ugly facts about Sathya Sai Baba and some of his key servitors.

Shivraj Patil. Fallen Indian Home Minister, Sathya Sai Baba Man

Shivraj Patil Falls From Home Ministry

Shivraj Patil – Sai Baba worshipper – resigns

“No fear of bombs” in India, Said Sai Baba a Week Before Mumbai Terrorist Attack

Terrorist Smoke Casts Pall Over India and the WorldTerrorist smoke casts Pall Over India and the World, despite Sathya Sai Baba’s assurances that all is well with India in regard to terrorist attacks.

Shivraj V. Patil  was a signatory to a letter condemning those who have stood forth (at great personal sacrifice in many cases, be it said!).  In a joint public letter (December 2001), Bhagwati along with the former Prime Minister of India of the right-wing BJP, A.B. Vajpayee, and another former Chief Justice of India, Ranganath Mishra, and three others including Patil wrote a public letter stating that contentions of Sai Baba’s dissenters represent a:

“wild, reckless and concocted allegations made by certain vested interests and people against Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba”.                                                      Call for media and government investigation of Sathya Sai Baba

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The Extreme Departure From Sathya Sai Baba’s Teachings By His Prominent Devotees

Posted by Barry Pittard on June 8, 2011

Over recent years, those leading the attack against former Sai Baba devotees and other critics have been noted for their vituperation, libel, harassment (including causing deep distress to family and children of prominent spokespersons), and more. 

These individuals are known to be connected with Sathya Sai Baba’s leaders. See for example:  Gerald Moreno.

Ironically, their words constantly counter the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, and this has severely cost them respect and cooperation from many Sai devotees who strive to live by his teachings. One of their cries is that critics such as Robert Priddy and myself are “India bashers”.

But there are many Indians who make the same and other criticisms of the moral foulness that infects a great deal of Indian life. For an immediate example, note the case of the Indian anti-corruption crusader, Swami Ram Dev, who has had, and continues to get, enormous coverage in the Indian media. He inveighs against corruption in a way profoundly absent in the words or actions of Sathya Sai Baba.

Baba Ram Dev, like Mahatma Gandhi, is prepared to use the tactic of a fast-unto-death. But – against months of mounting allegations against the corruption within the Indian government, and his own weak efforts to address the problems – Manmohan Singh has just sent in the militia against a peacefully conducted anti government and corporate corruption protest by Swami Ramdev and his followers. See my note of today:  Baba Ram Dev’s Challenge to Indian Government and Corporate Corruption.

Indian PM Manmohan Singh, under fire for huge corruption in his government, attends the funeral of Sathya Sai Baba

In referring to the ubiquitous grip that corruption has on India, writers such as Robert Priddy, Brian Steel, Alexandra Nagel, Kevin R.D. Shepherd and many others have not, of course, written anything that has not been stated by decent, educated and deeply concerned Indians everywhere. These critics’ slides of argument – of the type e.g., criticism of Sathya Sai Baba is tantamount to criticism of a decent India – are deplorable and obvious to those not blinded by fanaticism and hatred. Their attacks are so vicious as to alienate many who would have wished Sathya Sai Baba to be defended, if defended at all, in a manner harmonious with his teachings.

Of the constancy of the civil discourse that we pursue, let anyone mouse-click at random on any of our great many articles. On the internet and in other places, we face endless distortions to the contexts of our words, argumentum ad hominem attacks and other forms of disreputable argument, attacks on family privacy and hurting those of our members who are not even connected with exposing Sathya Sai Baba and his cult. Denigrative language is typical throughout the writings of prominent assailants of former devotees and other critics who have spoken out.

Voicing the concerns, irrespective of the attacks, is something we have not stopped, and will not stop. A great many people are still being misled by the culture of deception and secrecy that Sathya Sai Baba and his core servitors have so long practised.Why should we stop?

The attackers clearly ignore the fact that so many whom they attack have spent decades of their lives honored for their dedicated contributions of the Sathya Sai Organization, and well beyond in their own communities.

Those of us who lead the exposure of the Sathya Sai Baba cult have experienced profound varieties of corrupt cover up far too many times not to know something of its nature. Western and Indian media, institutions and scholars who have tried to investigate Sathya Sai Baba and his cult have found the same problem. Former devotees in excellent standing in their professions and wider communities presented a great deal of documentation to UNESCO, Interpol and country police forces such as the FBI, Federal Police (Australia), etc. Media with which we have dealt includes the BBC, CBC, ABC, SBS, DR, Atul TV, India Today, Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian,, the Age, Australian Financial Review, Gatopado, West Australian, (Adelaide) Advertiser, Marie Clair, and newspapers in Europe, Canada and still others.

In short, the wall of local, state and central Indian government cover up of Sathya Sai Baba’s crimes and other spiritual betrayals, and those of his core servitors, and by his central Trust and international Sathya Sai Organization, that we have had to face is immense.

Further Reading

Will India clean up its Augean police and political stables?

On Sathya Sai Baba: Times of India, Ex-Chief Justice Interview. What Judge Would So Opine?

Human Rights Commission Probe Fronts Andhra Government On Sathya Sai Baba Treatment

Indian Army Abuse – A Young Indian’s View

Can Tomorrow’s Indian Citizens March Like Today’s Egyptians?

India, Corruption and Sathya Sai Baba and His Chief Servitors

Barry Pittard’s Guide To His Articles On The BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ (Exposing Sai Baba)

Call for media and government investigation of Sathya Sai Baba


Excerpt From Public Petition (and introduction)

Public Petition For Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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