Nithyananda’s ‘Kailasa’ Attends UN Meet, Alleges “Persecution” Of Its Leader
Representatives of controversial god Nityananda’s self-proclaimed country ‘Kailasa Republic’ attended a United Nations meeting where they sought protection for the “Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism”. The United Nations Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) was held in Geneva on February 24. Photographs of the meeting were posted on Nithyananda’s official Twitter account with information that all women delegates participated. Discussions on “Equal and Inclusive Representation of Women in Decision-Making Bodies”. Nityananda, who left India many years ago, established his ashram at a place called Kailasa. There are many guesses as to where this place is.
Videos of the event circulating on Twitter showed one of Kailash’s representatives – a woman dressed in a sari, turban and jewelery – talking about her country’s efforts in the field of “sustainable development”.
He added that all basic needs like food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care were “provided for free” in Kailash. The representative added that Nithyananda was persecuted and banned from the country of his birth for reviving the ancient traditions of Hinduism.
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Participation of the United States of KAILASA in a discussion on the General Comment on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustainable Development at the United Nations in Geneva
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— KAILASA’s SPH Nithyananda (@SriNithyananda) February 25, 2023
It is not clear how Kailash representatives participated in the discussion at the event, which was titled ‘Public Debate Day on Public Opinion on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustainable Development’.
According to reports, two persons spoke on behalf of Kailasa during the allotted question time.
According to the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the CESCR is currently working on developing a common concept on economic, social and cultural rights and sustainable development. It added that the February 24 discussion was “the final step in the committee’s process of consulting with relevant stakeholders before preparing the first draft of the public opinion following several consultations held since 2020.”
Nithyananda is facing a rape case in Karnataka’s Ramanagara for which a non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against him in August last year.
A rape case was registered in 2010 based on a complaint filed by Lenin, Nithyananda’s former driver. The controversial god was arrested and later released on bail.
In 2020, Nithyananda’s bail was revoked again following Lenin’s plea that he had fled the country.