Tamil Nadu

Plea against Nithyananda ashram

An activist based in Salem has urged the Karnataka police to register a case against the administrators of the Swami Nithyananda ashram in Bidadi under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act 1988 for allegedly misusing children and forcing them to perform acts in violation of law.

In his letter to the Karnataka Director General of Police, activist Piyush Manush said certain video clips were being circulated on social media in which minors at the ashram were making sexually explicit remarks (against poet Vairamuthu).

The ashram misused permission granted for conducting educational activity and violated laws by inducing people to act against Muslims and Christians, the activist said.

Mr. Piyush sent the copies of the complaint to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, office of the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary, Karnataka.

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