Ecuador denies granting asylum, land to Nithyananda


New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS): The Ecuadorian government has denied that it has granted asylum to self-styled Indian godman Nithyananda, wanted in India for alleged rape and abduction, or helped him purchase any land in the South American country.

In a statement, the Embassy of Ecuador said the country had in fact denied Nithyananda's request for asylum, and he left the country for Haiti.

The statement read: "The Embassy of Ecuador categorically denies the statement, wherever published, that self styled Guru Nithyananda was given asylum by Ecuador or has been helped by the government of Ecuador in purchasing any land or island in South America near or far from Ecuador."

"Moreover, Ecuador denied the request for international personal protection (refuge) made by Mr. Nithyananda before Ecuador and later on, Mr. Nithyananda left Ecuador presumably on his way to Haiti."

It said that all the information "published in digital and print media in India is based on the information which allegedly has been sourced from https://kailaasa.org, a website which is supposedly maintained by Mr. Nithyananda or by his people".

It urged digital or print media houses to "refrain from citing Ecuador in any form in all pieces of information related to Mr. Nithyananda".

The statement comes days after Nithyananda announced the creation of Kailaasa, a "Hindu homeland", on an island purchased from Ecuador.

Nithyananda had allegedly fled India without a passport to save himself from a rape case registered against him in Karnataka.

Nithyananda's real name is Rajashekharan and he is a native of Tamil Nadu. He opened an ashram near Bengaluru in the early 2000s. His teachings were said to be based on those of Osho Rajneesh.

In 2010 a video of him in a compromising position with an actress emerged online and he was later arrested on charges of rape. He was also arrested and charge-sheeted in a separate case of rape later.

According to reports, Nithyananda is now being investigated by French authorities for alleged fraud worth $400,000.

Last month, an FIR was registered against Nithyananda after two girls went missing from his ashram in Ahmedabad - Yogini Sarvagyapeetham. He was charged with kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his ashram.

 

 

 

  

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Why he is travelling far away from India.. i mean he can shift his Kailaasa from Ecuador to Karachi which will sound better.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Toilet cleaner become GOD which is happening only in India

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  • NR, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    HERO .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I want to ask Arnab Goswamy if India is a Banana Republic ...

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  • Sony, MLore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    you can ask Mr Bean of India

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    He traveled out without passport and how it's possible? From which airport he traveled? Who's behind his escape? Taxi par Home minister should answer.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Instead of investigating how he left the country without valid passport we are reading all the nonsense like "Kailaasa" (in case he has left the country then Goverment is responsible for sure)

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mnagalore/USA

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Ecuador or any country outside the Asia knows the difference between APPLE,ORANGE and Rotten Mango..? Itz that Simple.....

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Need to thank Equador Goverment not allowing fake Santana hindu nationilist to aquare land for illegal activity cheddis are upset.
    Kailasa is last option.

    Jai Donold Trump.

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    This swami insult our India Maharaj. Jai Hind.

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  • James, Belman

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    This God man should be brought back and given to the public for a godly message.

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Nityananda can male NO sun for Ecuador. he is having capability , he has done it in bangalore . dont underestimate power of godman.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    He and his environment everything fake.Give it to CBI enquiry and his circle also to be investigated. He can not be Hindi as he is not from Sindhu brlt

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    People,

    Haiti is a very poor and uncivilized country in South America...Most people are illiterate and unemployed....I think their only export is Mangoes....by the way they are green even when they are ripe, very big and very sweet....sold in US in the season...Being a South American country they can export their agricultural products easily...unlike Indian mangoes which are not easily allowed to enter..

    Nitya can develop that French Speaking Country...there was a life time President there named Duveliar ...like Idi Amin of Uganda...there are Coups, Riots and earth quakes almost every month there ....

    Nitya can open his shop there....hopefully people will get some benefits ....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Bro langool,

    Haitians are gonna do voodoo on his doodoo if he misbehaves with their girls..

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Well done Ecuador.. don't keep garbage in your country..

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Big Boss is the worst program
    But it is 100 times better than Indian news channels news

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  • sony, MLore

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Indian media is laughable now

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