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Member of IAC, an Industrialist from Puduchery has been called to the Police Station and is likely to be arrested.
Emergency in the offing?
Beware before tweeting on any politician and their kins. Your tweet may send you to jail. An industrialist from Puducherry, S Ravi faced wrath of police on Wednesday, Oct 31 after beingarrested over his “offensive” tweet on P Chidambaram’s son Karti.
The 46-year-old industrialist has been accused of maligning Karti Chidambaram’s image on micro-blogging site Twitter while tweeting on Karti’s properties claiming that the Union Finance Minister’s son has “amassed” more wealth than Congress President Sonia Gandhi‘s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
In another tweet, the industrialist also claimed that being an Tamilian, he felt “bad to have sent P Chidambaram to national politics.”
Defending their act of arresting Ravi, police informed that the accused was booked under Section 66(1) (hacking with computer system) of the Information Technology Act following a legal complaint lodged by Karti Chidambaram.
According to Section 66(1), police can take actions against a person who with the intent to cause wrongful loss or damage to the public or any person, destroys or deletes or alters any information residing in a computer resource or diminishes its value or utility or affects it injuriously by any means, commits hacking.
Radhakrishnan ,Auditor of the Mutt had deposed in the Court that a committee under the Chairmanship of A.C.Muthaiah was formed in 2002 to refurbish the Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Vimana, of which Radhakrishnan was a member.
Seventeen kilo- of Gold was collected and 83 kg were imported from abroad.
Total one hundred kg was reported to be kept in locker.
Jayendra Saraswati is reported to have pressurised Radhakrishnan to hand over the Gold to Jayendra Sarawati.
On Radha Krishnan’s refusal,Jayendra Saraswati was reported to have hired Dadas to attack Radha Krishnan,
Jayendrar was reported to have grabbed the gold thereafter.
Elaborating further Radha Krishnan stated that only 17 kg. was used for the temple and the balance 83 kgs.is missing.
One has to await the Court’s verdict.
It may be mentioned that Jayendra Saraswati is facing criminal case in Puduchery for the murder of Sankarara Raman a Mutt Employee.
Another enquiry is on for his attempt to bribe the Judge who was trying his case in Puduchery( read my blog on this)
It may also be mentioned that Jayendra Saraswati left(I think that is the decent expression) a decade back with out the knowledge of Periyavar and caused incalculable hurt to Periyava,
I could not answer anything as it was the Tiruchi Swamigal of Kailash Ashram who helped Jayendrar to get accommodation at Thalacauvery and he was one of the few people who urged Jayendrar to return to Kanchi Mutt and desist from hurting the Periyava.
Why can’t Jayendra Saraswati perform his duty as an Ascetic of the Kanchi Mutt?
He seems to be doing every thing other than this,exceptng of course some publicity gimmicks.
He can never go anywhere near Periyava, but he can at least try not to hurt the Periyava even after his shedding His Mortal Frame.
Source: TV 9.
Kanchi Mutt’s Press Release .
At the time of posting the original(being updated on March 13, 2013),the press release was not availabel to me.
I am able to get it and am publishing it.
1.Some explanations, to my mind, are not valid, like the one questioning why Ms.Anuradha rRmanan kept quiet for 12 years,as itself would make her a liar.
I know her personally , she was a very pious woman dedicated to the Kanhchi Mutt.
The case is pending on other issues, cell phone,Sankar Raman murder,etc.
Let the Truth come out.
The charge by Sankara Raman that 100 kgs of gold were imported to make a gold chariot for Kanchi Kamakshi deity. and only 35 kgs were used while the remaining went missing, was re-iterated by the police in the high court for probe.
Here are the facts.
Sri. Adi Sankarar Swarna Vimana Trust with registered office at VHS Campus, Chennai 600 113 was entrusted with the Gold cladding work of Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam, Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam and Simha Vahanam. The board of trustees of this trust comprised of eminent persons. The gold cladding work was done on copper sections by the conventional methods of beating gold strips into foils and pasting the gold foils over mercury base, heating and polishing. The entire gold plating work was completed and handed over to the authorities of Sri Kamakshi Ambal Devasthanam, Kanchipuram as per the details given below.
The trust imported 85.31 kgs of Gold (and not 100 kgs as alleged) comprising of Gold bars 71.31 kgs, Biscuits 14.00 kgs.
This was used as follows:
1. Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam 21.875 kgs
2. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam – upper portion 5.996 kgs
3. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam – lower portion 41.411 kgs
4. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Kavacham 7.495 kgs
5. Rajagopuram Kalasam 3.932 kgs
6. Simha Vahanam 4.430 kgs
Total 85.139 kgs
The balance gold of 171 gms has been duly accounted.
The full description of the various kanikkais together with the receipt numbers are recorded in the register maintained by the temple trust. These accounts have been verified by the HR&CE department of the government from time to time.
Sankar Raman Issue. ?!
First. Sankara Raman was never an employee of the Mutt as it is made out to be. He was an employee of a temple in Kanchipuram at the time of his death. Sankara Raman wrote several letters to His Holiness over the last several years accusing the Swamiji and several others of various acts of omission and commission, to put it mildly.
He marked copies of several of his letters to the CM, the leader of the opposition , HRCE Department and several other prominent citizens and devotees. Every one just ignored the letters as those of a disgruntled black mailer who was threatening to ‘expose’ the two Swamijis & The Mutt. These letters were being freely circulated by Sankara Raman. In one of his letters he claims that he was a man of average means and that ‘some kind hearted man’ was paying for the mass copying and postage of the letters.
We cannot speculate as to why he was killed or who was involved. The only thing we believe unequivocally, is that His Holiness is being falsely implicated in this.
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Radharishnan is a former associate of the Mutt, and has his own business. In 1994 when it was discovered that he was involved in a malicious defamation campaign against the Mutt, he was relieved of his services. He was one of the trustees of the Sri. Adi Sankara trust, for the golden chariot for Kamakshi Amman. The case about an attack on Radhakrishnan is 2 years and 3 months old. In the FIR filed in this case neither the Mutt nor Swamiji were mentioned.
As far as I know no body attacks the Karachi;they point out information regarding the individuals.
Being men of The Holy Order and one holds a position of Trust and representing a Great Religion, it is essential that the accusations are disproved, instead of pleading injured innocence.
No body even dares to dream of leveling such a charge against the Periyavar.
Accusing people of bad faith only confirms suspicions.
One of the readers referred me to a blog at http://livesofaurobindo.wordpress.com/, where the inaccuracies contained in the book are listed.
My earlier blog on this anticipated this and my view is, as expressed earlier, even if the allegations were true , it hs no impact on the true followers of Sri Aurobindo, for their faith in him is based on his Gnana, Vision ans Anubhuti, not on his mortal frame and its foibles.
If the facts contained in the Book are slanderous, it deserves to be classified as a ‘Sanitary Inspector‘s Report’( as Gandhiji observed about Catherine Mayo’s Book Mother India where India/Hinduism is ridiculed beyond words.
Now to the denials..
The remark is as follows:
After Aurobindo entered what he called “the sexual union dignified by the name of marriage,” he seems to have found the state bothersome and uninteresting.
We are told to accept these sort of remarks because Sri Aurobindo is being “humanized“. That wouldn’t be a problem if it was actually true. Has anyone bothered to inquire into the source of this conclusion? It is derived from the previous page (page 316) where Sri Aurobindo asks his disciple Nolini whether he wishes to engage in “sexual union dignified by the name of marriage”. That passage is as follows.
Two of Aurobindo’s attendants, Nolini Kanta Gupta and Saurin Bose, went to Bengal in the summer of 1919. Both ended up getting married. Before Nolini took the step, Aurobindo sent him some tongue-in-cheek advice: Do you really mean to perpetuate the sexual union dignified by the name of marriage, or don’t you? Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you—to quote the language of the spider to the fly?
If you ask someone a question, does that mean you engaged in the same activity before? If I ask someone “Are you watching a movie because you are bored?” does that mean I also watch movies because I am bored? Are all questions I ask derived from my self-experience? By this criterion, every journalist would be guilty of several heinous crimes.
The other remark which bears correction is this one, again from page 318:
According to her father, Aurobindo “lulled her with the hope that someday … he would return to Bengal.” Later he stopped writing, but “Mrinalini never ceased to hope.”
It is misleading to quote her father verbatim (“lulled her”) without offering any interlocution. Her father was not fully aware of the changed circumstances under which Sri Aurobindo was living in Pondicherry. The book should have explicated at this point that there is indeed evidence that Sri Aurobindo did not willfully mislead his wife. Even after her death, he was still thinking of returning to India, although these plans never came to fruition. As the following passage from the Agenda indicates, there are letters (see Autobiographical Notes, CWSA vol. 36, p 260) that Sri Aurobindo wrote after his wife’s death hinting at his possible plans to return to Bengal or British India.
They have found some letters — some old letters — from Sri Aurobindo to Barin and the lawyer[[C.R. Das, Sri Aurobindo's lawyer in the Alipore bomb case. There are three letters; one dated November 18, 1922, to C.R. Das, and the two others to Barin, Sri Aurobindo's younger brother, dated November 18, 1922 and December 1, 1922. The letters are included at the end of this conversation. ]] — extraordinary! They are incredible. They give the measure of Sri Aurobindo as a man of action. Even in 1920, he intended to undertake an action. To organize centers all over India, the world, oh!… a plan!… And that was before the liberation of the country!
He says that he has completely withdrawn to find his yoga, but once he had found it, he is going to start his action[[Even in 1928, when Tagore came to Pondicherry to visit Sri Aurobindo, he repeated his intention to go out of Pondicherry and launch an external action. But probably on the way, Sri Aurobindo realized ... just what Mother was discovering. ]]….
( Agenda October 20 1971)
The counting process started at 8am in 839 halls spread over in five states involving 43,982 personnel.
The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for the massive exercise and pressed into service nearly 17,700 central security personnel to provide a three-tier security.
The entire process, which would decide the fate of several political leaders, is being videographed to prevent any malpractice. According to Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi, the poll outcome is expected by “early lunch”.
“Efficient and secure arrangements are in place for counting and declaration of results”, Quraishi said.
The counting is taking place in 142 counting halls in Assam, 140 in Kerala, 11 in Puducherry, 234 in Tamil Nadu and 312 in West Bengal.
While Kerala has an assembly strength of 140, Assam has 126, Tamil Nadu 234, Puducherry 30 and West Bengal 294.
A total of 14.16 crore voters exercised their franchise in the five states which was 20 per cent of the total 72.8 crore electorate in the country with Tamil Nadu and West Bengal registering “all time record turnouts”.