so the sai baba was not doing anything dubious.
what happened to all the alleged "1000s of cases"? i guess it is like the "2000 muslims killed in gujarat" and "78 virgins" and "jesus christ" and "'saint' thomas who came to india". pure figments of the imagination. very convenient for those with vested interests.
i do hope the sai baba folks sue this crazy drug-addict/lush for $100 million bucks just to make a point. the co-defendants the BBC and the danish channel surely have deep enough pockets and will settle out of court for $10 million to avoid punitive damages in libel.
and yes, as sandhya says, the ELM will not say a word about this. actually it will, if india today is named as a co-defendant in the defamation suit. they will crawl, they will beg, they will lick anybody's boots.
actually such a suit could be a broad one, with amicus curiae briefs filed by the CAPEEM, the HAF, and others. it could terrorize people like witzel and courtright who persist in lies, libel and defamation about hinduism and hindus.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 |
Move to malign Sai Baba fails
On March 14, a lingering, insidious smear campaign against Sathya Sai Baba quietly fizzled out when Channel Nine MSN removed a biased anti-Baba broadcast from its official Website. Ardent Sai defamer Robert Priddy admitted on his blog that Channel Nine MSN "would not have removed the video had there not been legitimate complaints about the content and disinformation in their video".
Sai Baba devotees following the so-called sex scandal case were gratified to find that over the past few years many accusers were exposed as liars and worse. The main accuser, who inspired a BBC documentary, withdrew his California court case against the Sai Baba Society on realising exposure was nigh.
As usual, when false accusations are made against Hindu gurus, a high-decibel media campaign begins. But when the innocence of the accused is established, the cacophony melts into stoic silence. It is to the credit of devotees that anti-Sai Baba information has been purged from US Government and UNESCO Websites, among others.