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Another foreign pedophile teacher has prowled upon Indian children on the eve of “Teachers’s Day”- this time targets have been the blind! (2)

September 9, 2017

Another foreign pedophile teacher has prowled upon Indian children on the eve of “Teachers’s Day”- this time targets have been the blind! (2)

Gloucestersgire - local paper reportingWard arrest 06-09-2017

Delhi cops doubt British pedophile can be a part of an international racket dealing in child porn[1]: Delhi police investigating the sexual assault against a British national, has found that accused Murray Denis Ward (54) had also targeted other kids outside the blind school. During investigation, cops have found that he uploaded some videos on internet and also got few such videos from other internet users. Cops are alsodoubting that the pedophile foreigner can be a part of some international gang involved in child porn. Sleuths are also doubting that Ward targeted kids in Burma where he resided for two years due to official work[2]. His chat shows that he not only was in touch with kids from the blind school but also in touch with other kids of different area. He used to initiate conversation by asking whether they have any close friends and their views about sex,” a police official investigating the case told The New Indian Express. “As we have found various clips and conversation with other internet users, exchange of videos and photos on WhatsApp, we are also probing whether he was a part of some international racket or not who deals in child porn on the internet,” official added. Cops are claiming that his phone has photos and video since November 2016 after he returned from Burma. He had gone to Burma for two years on some project from office. While Indian Express has been giving these extra details, others have been repetitive of what the PTI have brought out.

Murray Dennis Ward - modus operandi-Sept.2017

Why Chastity consciousness is not there in the pedophile issue?: None has noted that any TV channel has ever discussed the pedophile crime during their debates. The vernacular TV channels may not know the issue at all or knowing suppressing the facts. As usual, the media, human rights activities, child rights saviors, the opinion making and decision taking elites and authorities, and whole range of protesters, activists and others have been silent on this issue as usual. While Gauri and Anita have been sensational in Bangalore and Chennai, none bothered to recognize them among the unfortunate defiled and raped 34. Of late, the mob psychology of the protesters has been intriguing and strange, as they become excitingly proactive, highly charged and exceedingly emotional for some issues, whereas, they virtually ignore other very important, burning and more affecting issues, problems and malices. Ironically, pedophile has been neglected and ignored by most of all.

Murray Dennis Ward, how he gained confidence-Sept.2017

Delhi High Court directs AAP Government to ensure safety of visually impaired minors (08-09-2017)[3]: The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government to ensure safety of children, some of whom were allegedly sexually assaulted by a British national at the National Association for the Blind (NAB) here. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to the Delhi government and the police station concerned and sought status report on the issue by September 12, 2017. The bench asked the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) member secretary to immediately look into the matter and place a report before the court regarding disbursement of compensation to victims of the offence[4]. DLSA Secretary, if required, shall call for inspection of the school and interact with the children, it added. The bench further directed that the concerned authorities shall “ensure that every step is taken for welfare, security and safety of children”. The court’s direction came on a social worker Prashant Kumar’s PIL highlighting the absence of due care and framework during appointment of personnel and volunteers at the special home for visually-impaired minor inmates in south Delhi.

Murray Dennis Ward - modus operandi-Sept.2017-2

PIL sought a multi- disciplinary SIT probe into the affair: Advocate Ajay Verma, appearing for Mr Kumar, alleged that if there would have been a proper mechanism, the incident of sexual offence that has occurred recently at NAB, could have been prevented. 54-year-old Murray Dennis Ward was arrested and remanded to judicial custody in a case of alleged sexual assault on three visually-impaired minor inmates of the special home. The police has told the trial court that Ward had been associated with the NAB as a regular donor for almost nine years and was a frequent visitor to the institute. He was arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching three NAB inmates on September 2, police has said. Ward, a native of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, had been working with Sterlite Technology Limited in Gurugram till April. Seeking to prevent such incidents in future, the plea has sought court-monitored investigation by constituting a multi- disciplinary SIT to actively monitor the probe in this case. It said that there should be time bound investigation to ensure impartiality. The plea filed by advocate Katyayini also sought protection for witness in the case and said the court should issue direction to formulate regulation for volunteers and donors who visit the special schools.

Pedophile issue has to be discussed

How the pedophiles should be handled?: One out of every two children in India is sexually abused, most never report it, 52% of the cases are boys, implying 48% are girls. In other words, pedophiles have been raping teenage girls also. Rape of teenage girls up to 18 cannot be ignored by dubbing as “child abuse”. Psychologists dubbing such practices as “grooming” in Indian context try to cover all domestic, educational, social and religious interactions[5]. Present-day writers and columnists in trying to justify that such pedophile tendencies have been existing in Indian society, try to draw such parallels and vulgarize normal relationships to fit into some hypotheses and theories[6]. All such actions could not be brought under generalized psychological grouping behaviour.

Odephus complex-2

If all such behaviour of parents are restricted to “Oedipus complex”, then, none is spared. Oedipus complex in psychoanalytic theory, is an assumed desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex and a concomitant sense of rivalry with the parent of the same sex; a crucial stage in the normal developmental process. When Sigmund Freud introduced the concept in his Interpretation of Dreams (1899), it has become famous in western societies. If such hypotheses and theories haunt all sons and daughters, then, all parents would be sexploiters. Therefore, the psychologists and socilogists should come to reality to analyse as to why the foreign pedophiles mostly prowl upon Indian teens, why and orphanages supply victims knowingly, how the predators and perptrators work together and such other related issues should be taken into account. Now, in the western context, pedophilia is considered as “disease” as cold and fever, implying, pedophiles can rape gteenage girls and get away with that declaring that the rapists are patients with disease. Or after be ing caught, he can get admitted in hospital for treatment. Therefore, such interpretation should not be allowed in Indian context and the sex criminals should be properly booked, adjudicated and punished.

© Vedaprakash

08-09-2017.

Odephus complex
[1] Indian Express, Delhi cops doubt British pedophile can be a part of an international racket dealing in child porn, By Ankur Sharma  |  Express News Service, Published: 07th September 2017 12:52 AM, Last Updated: 07th September 2017 12:52 AM.

[2] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2017/sep/07/delhi-cops-doubt-british-pedophile-can-be-a-part-of-an-international-racket-dealing-in-child-porn-1653440.html

[3] NDTV, High court asks AAP Government to ensure safety to visually impaired minors, Press Trust of India | Updated: September 08, 2017 22:50 IST.

[4] http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/delhi-high-court-asks-aap-government-to-ensure-safety-of-visually-impaired-minors-1747954

[5] Indian Express, The deafening silence of child abuse, Written by Neha Hiranandani | Published:August 17, 2016 11:43 am.

[6] http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/the-deafening-silence-of-child-abuse-2980397/

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How and why the girl resorted to cut off the penis of the alleged “Raping Swami”? No Hindu could hishonour any girl or woman on any pretext!

May 22, 2017

How and why the girl resorted to cut off the penis of the alleged “Raping Swami”? No Hindu could hishonour any girl or woman on any pretext!

Raoist swami of Kerala- genitals cut- his finance probe-TOI

Kerala Chief Minister praising the girl who cut the penis: A local court has remanded the accused in judicial custody till June 3, 2017. Since he is not fully recovered he will be confined to a cell in Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital for some more days[1]. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan also lauded her, saying it was “a courageous step”, and the government would do everything to support her[2]. Legal experts said a case against the sexual abuse victim—she told the police that the godman Ganeshananda alias Srihari sexually exploited her since class 10—who resorted to action in self-defence, won’t stand much in a court of law. The state women’s commission has pledged all support to her. Commission member Prameela Devi said the young woman was forced to take such an extreme step. “The incident is a big warning to all sexual predators,” said Congress leader Bindhu Krishna. OK, but, why the earlier sexual predators have escaped raping “children”, scholls and college girls, actresses and so on! Why none of them cut penis of their sexual predators and rapists?

Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami- in hospital-spicy news-manorama-news

Why the girl was entertaining him for eight years?: Every female child, girl and woman has instinctive to feel and understand even the eye-blink, looking, grazing of man. Therefore, no man could override such inherent nature of woman to touch her. Even if touching exceeds the limits, she could understand, whether she is touched by his father, brother, relative or friend. Therefore, none could go on raping a girl for seven / eight years and the girl has been enough to get indulged in such act. Unless, there has been compulsion, coercision or obligation on any pretext, she would not have allowed any man to do that. Having accepted for seight years, why suddenly in 2017, she should decide to cut his penis! As a bold girl, daring dame and audacious amazon, she need not have waited to keep a knife like that and cut his penis on Friday 19th May, 2017. Though, no aspersion is cast on her or her modesty or womanhood in general, this doubt has to be clarified. Similarly, Hari has to be answerable for his eith year sexploitation on any pretext. He could not have fooled the girl and others by donning ochre and indulged in such sexual activity. In spirituality, father-like status and protector of womanhood, no Hindu for that matter could have committed such act. If that is the case, then, as Surpanakai’s nose and ears are cut, his punishement is justifiable.

Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami- in hospital

What happens if the Awami is dead?: The woman had attacked the godman around 11.30 pm on Friday (19-05-1017), when he forced oral sex at knife point at her house in Thiruvananthapuram Pettah. She snatched the knife and severed his penis and ran out of the house. She then called the police control room and said she feared he would kill her. Soon police shifted him to Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital. Initially there were reports that she hid a knife below her pillow and attacked the godman, but police later corrected it. Admitted in serious condition, plastic surgeons and urology specialists did two surgeries on him to check blood loss and created a temporary urine tract. When he was admitted, hospital sources said, his penis was almost severed. So the doctors have decided to save him at any cost. To escape from the clutches of law, he initially told the police that he cut his penis himself as an act of penance but later admitted that the woman had attacked him. Suppose, if he dies, what happens? Those who discuss about legality have been silent about this.

Santhose Madhavan - rapist swami jailed

Media warns that Hindu Swamis might be attacked in Kerala: The attack on Srihari has put self-styled godmen in the glare again, with police fearing more attacks on them. When Santhosh Madhavan alias Amritha Chaitanya, a self-styled saffron-clad godman was arrested in 2008 for assaulting many minor girls, several attacks were reported against godmen in the state. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2009. Santosh Madhavan (born 7 June 1960) is an Indian Godman under the name of Amritha Chaithanya. Santosh Madhavan has been wanted by Interpol since 2004 for fraud committed in United Arab Emirates. A Dubai-based Indian woman, Serafin Edwin, accused him of cheating her of 400,000 dirhams in 2002. He founded Shantitheeram trust under his and his parents’ name. He was arrested near Cochin on May 18, 2008 for fraud.  He was found guilty of pedophilia and producing pornography videos of him molesting underage girls. While in police custody, he complained of chest pain and was admitted to hospital. He was sentenced for 16 years in prison for molesting two underage girls on May 20, 2009. So why, the media has been reacting in this way? When the Christian and Mohammedan swamis, sanyasis, priests, kajis, mullahs, pastors etc., raped hundreds and thousands of girls, women etc, none of them was attacked, then, why the “Hindu Swamis” should be attacked? So, here also “secularism” plays effectivesly against Hindus.

Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami- Piranoy Vijayan

Why Kerala CM, feminists and media have been politicizing the issue?: As Hari raped the 23-years girl / woman, he should be punished. As case has been booked and he has been hospitalized fighting for his penis cut with surgery, blood loss, treatment etc. After his cure, he would be prosecuted and jailed. But, before that, –

  1. why the secular CM has been so happy in congratulating the girl who cut penis;
  2. why media threatens / warns other Hindu Swamis dfor attack;
  3. Why “The Hindu” should feel that the state BJP was in an awkward position, trying to defend himself against being seen as the godman’s ally;
  4. Why total tirade against one particular identity with all these ganged together;
  5. What is the background of this propagandist attack?

If all these want persons / groups want to politicize the issue, let them politicize, but, as per the secular principles, why they kept quite for other cases – this question would be asked by any common man, who observes the Kerala sex-affairs, rapes and other gender offences. Incidentally, Kerala claims that it has the highest literacy, then, all such educated would not take sides in this way. So the Indiand wait and see how many more penis are cut in Kerala?

Raoist swami of Kerala- genitals cut- his finance probe

In secular India all sexual crimes have to be handled and decided equally: In India, we have been watching as to how the Christian fathers have been carrying on their sexual agffairs with nuns, inmates and children of convent, destitude and orphanage homes. Similarly, Mohammedans have been also doing the same, though, only few cases are reported and many suppressed with vested interests. Under such circumstances, wit the background of growing sexual crimes in Kerala, the authorities should be unbiased, balanced and seculat enough to deal with similar issues. The opinion making and decision authorities cannot indulge in propaganda, adopt double standards and adapt bias in their official discharge of duties. As otherwise, wrong signals would be sent to the common people and in long run, they may loose confidence in them. Therefore, they should not force them to the corners to suffer continuously by ideology and other suffering and harassing factors.

© Vedaprakash

22-05-2017

DC- how dare you congratulate- Bobbitisation

[1] TheNewsMinute, Young woman from Kerala cuts off godman’’s penis after years of alleged rape, TNM staff, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 09.58 IST.

[2] http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/kerala-swami-s-penis-cut-angry-young-woman-after-several-years-alleged-rape-62332

 

Why in God’s own country, the god-men have been raping? Is rapig is just drinking tea, as claimed by E. K. Nayanar? Will more penis would be cut in Kerala?

May 22, 2017

 

Why in God’s own country, the god-men have been raping? Is rapig is just drinking tea, as claimed by E. K. Nayanar? Will more penis would be cut in Kerala?

Rape in Kerala- a woman is raped in every 6 hours -gods own

“Raping is just like drining tea” – now it has been secularized in Kerala: Kerala, though often claimed as “the God’’s own country”, women are treated badly, as rapes are very common. Ironically, some three decades earlier, former Communisy CM, E. K. Nayanar declared that, “Raping is just like drinking tea”! Whether he told for his party’’s ideology or otherwise, when, the Communisty party again returned to power in Kerala, raping has become a daily affair. The police report gives details as follows[1]: A total of 16,960 cases of crime against women and children, including 2,568 rapes, have been reported in the last one year in Kerala. According to the state police’s provisional crime statistics, of the total rape cases, women were victims in 1,644 incidents while children in 924 reported cases across the state in 2016, compared to 1,263 and 720 in 2015 respectively. Of the total crimes against women and children, 14,061 were against women and 2,899 against children, it said. The number of cases registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) during the period was 2,093, it said. Besides rape, other crimes against women, including molestation, kidnapping, dowry death and cruelty by husbands/relatives, also showed an upward trend last year , 2016[2]. After Abhaya rape-murder, Ice-cream parlour sex, actress rape, pedophiles, Catholic and Mohammedan sex etc., now a “Swami-sex” has been reported!

Rape in Kerala- a woman is raped in every 6 hours

A Kerala godman was raping a girl for eight years: A 23-year-old woman gashed the genitals of a self-proclaimed the accused Sreehari alias Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami, a 54-year-old ‘swami’, godman when he tried to sexually assault her on Friday (19-05-1017). Initially, police planned to charge the woman, a final year law student, under sections of self-defence, but dropped the idea when women’s bodies raised their voice, saying this will put more pressure on the victim[3]. The TV channels started debate already mostly praising the girl[4]. Thus, Kerala police decided to drop charges against the, as support poured in from various quarters for the victim[5]. The victims’ parents were followers of the Swami who belongs to an ashram in Padmana in Kollam, Kerala. A case has been filed registered against the swami under IPC section 376 (rape) and under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO)[6]. “Case had been filed under POCSO as the assault and rape seem to have started when she was a minor,” police were quoted as saying. Strangely, the girl’s act is eerily similar to a Malayalam movie sequence called ‘”22 Female Kottayam”, where the heroine apparently castrates the hero for betraying her. Legal experts started discussing as to whether the girl also could be punished under law or not, as she has committed a crime, but, to protect her modesty[7]. However, why she did not go to police earlier, but, had chosen only now, after punishing him[8].

Hari with BJP president, Kerala

Tea shop owner turned Swami to rape the girl: The “Tea-syndrome” has been affecting the psyche of Kerala, as, here also, the alleged rapist was a te-shop owner! The police said the accused used to run a tea shop near Ernakulam before he took up spirituality. He came into contact with the family a few years ago, promising to cure the girl’s bedridden father and he ​used to visit the woman’s house to conduct pujas for him[9]. “Whenever he visited Thiruvananthapuram, he used to stay with the family. He has also travelled with the family to relatives’ houses in Kottayam and Ernakulam. He started abusing the girl sexually from the time she was in Class 10. She did not resist it for many years. It was when she started studying law that she started resisting his advances, which led him to use coercive methods against her,” the police said. According to the woman, her mother was well aware of the Swami’s acts and he had repeatedly assaulted her at home[10]. That means how this was allowed, accepted and tolerated is not known. Aware of his arrival on Friday night, the victim is said to have kept a knife ready to chop off his genitals, thus, the reports went on!.

Hindu Aikya Vedi leaders led by the accused Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami meeting the then CM V.S.achuthanandan

“The Hindu” has been so happy to provide “Swami’’s” connection with “Hinduism”: “The Hindu” has been evidently proactive in giving “Hindu-side” of the Swami. It reported[11], “The accused has been associated with the Hindu Aikya Vedi, being part of a team of spiritual and political leaders who submitted a memorandum to the then Chief Minister in 2010, demanding the withdrawal of a government order to take over the administration of ashrams, maths, and temples in northern Kerala”. The Panmana Ashram has distanced itself from the accused, saying he was no longer part of it[12].  Meanwhile, the Panmana Ashram, which was founded by social reformer Chattambi Swamikal, said in a statement[13], “The Swamy had left the ashram 15 years ago after completing his studies.” Thus, why “The Hindu” has been so active in giving details about the Swami. In Kerala, there have been so many sexual exploitation by the Christian and Mohammedan clerics, Bishops, pastors and so on, but, it never carried on to give details of them. Many times, it has chosen to mention the accused / alleged person’s name to know his religion!

Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami- in hospital-spicy news

“The Hindu” continued – BJP State president was in an awkward position, trying to defend himself: BJP State president Kummanam Rajasekharan was in an awkward position, trying to defend himself against being seen as the godman’s ally, as one photo appeared in which he was with the alleged “rape-swami”. Briefing the media, Mr. Rajasekharan said while he had known the sanyasi, the latter had no connection with the BJP or the NDA. “He used to attend the meetings of sanyasis . He was part of the group that accompanied me to visit V.S. Achuthanandan when he was Chief Minister. There should be a thorough investigation into the incident and strong action should be taken against the guilty. The police should bring out all facts pertaining to this,” he said. On the godman’s participation in several agitations, including the Aranmula protest, Mr. Rajasekharan said: “Many sanyasis took part in it.” So, what “The Hindu” has achieved has to be analyzed. The social media would be gleefully spend time with these details attacking Hindus, Hindu belief-system, rituals and other issues. As the media had been dead against “Nityananda”, such propaganda might be unleased.

© Vedaprakash

22-05-2017

Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami- in hospital-spicy news-X

[1] Hindusthan Times, Rise in rape cases in Kerala, over 2500 reported in 2016, PTI, Thiruvanathapuram, Updated: Feb.26, 2017 15:31 IST

[2] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rise-in-rape-cases-in-kerala-over-2500-reported-in-2016/story-XbsUMZ0lVxymnmqgJQrRfK.html

[3] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/kerala-police-to-drop-charges-against-woman-who-cut-godman-s-genitals-as-support-pours-in/story-8XWo1EnxuPm1PmDku0AMaK.html

[4]  Rahul Easwar was arguing pathetically this time, supporting the girl, but, asserting that she must have gone to the police first. Any way, majority opinion has been that the girl’s cutting of penis is a great act.

[5] Hindusthan Times, Woman who cut off man’s genitals in Kerala gets support, police to drop charges, Ramesh Babu, Thiruvanathapuram, Updated: May 21, 2017 23:09 IST

[6] http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/200517/kerala-woman-cuts-off-godmans-genitals-who-raped-her-for-several-yrs.html

[7] thequint.com, Kerala Woman Severs ‘Rapist’ Swami’s Penis: Can Law Protect Her , Rosheena Zehra, 21-05-2017,  11:34 am

[8] https://www.thequint.com/women/2017/05/20/kerala-swami-castrated-will-law-protect-her

[9] DNA, Kerala: Woman chops off Swami’s genitals, alleges she was being raped for years; CM calls it courageous step, Sat, 20 May 2017-11:05 am , DNA webdesk

[10] Deccan Chronicle, Kerala: Woman cuts off genitals of ‘godman’ who raped her for several yrs, Published May 20, 2017, 11:56 am IST; Updated May 20, 2017, 1:10 pm IST.

[11] The Hindu, Kerala woman cuts godman’s genitals, ends eight-year ordeal, Thiruvananthapuram, May 21, 2017 00:00 IST; Updated: May 21, 2017 04:14 IST.

[12] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/kerala-girl-cuts-godmans-genitals-ends-eight-year-ordeal/article18517720.ece

[13] http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kerala-woman-chops-off-swami-s-genitals-alleges-she-was-being-raped-for-years-2445130

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul and Swami Nityananda: How Secularism handles the same issue differently!

June 17, 2015

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul and Swami Nityananda: How Secularism handles the same issue differently!

Arrested-Police in southern India have arrested Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, who is wanted in the U.S. on sexual assault charges

Arrested-Police in southern India have arrested Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, who is wanted in the U.S. on sexual assault charges

Swami Nityananda is now known to many in India, because of the media that spread the video and connected details off and on many times in India. However, Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, who has also been involved in a similar case, but more serious, has been played downed by the media in a casual way. Though only news has come out about Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, nothing is known to Indians.  Under the guise of attending his sick mother, he came to India, but did not return to US, so US asked for deportation. Ironically, now, he is deported to India, after neutralizing his prison term, though convicted for the sexual charges[1]. The defrocked priest admitted to sexually abusing a teenage girl and then fleeing the country to avoid prosecution, but he would not serve any jail sentence, as he settled a $750,000 civil suit with his sex-victim as a part of a plea deal with prosecutors[2]. In Tamil, there is a comedy strip shown frequently in vernacular TV channel about one ‘Minor Kunju’ who was involved in raping women, but used to pay the mandatory fine of Rs. 5,000/- in advance, so that he could go for raping another. So, the comedian reportedly shot his ‘kunju’ meaning penis!

nithyananda-ranjitha News cutting

nithyananda-ranjitha News cutting

Accused Priest and tight-lipped Catholic authority (June 2015): Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul accepted guilty on June 19th 2015 to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony, in one of the two cases. The other case, in which he is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, was pending[3] in the case of molesting a girl in US in 2005. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing scheduled for June 15, 2015. The case was dragged on for more than 10 years, because of the Catholic Church in India was obviously aiding and abetting with him. Even now, the Catholic Diocese to which priest Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl in the US, is attached, is tight-lipped about the developments[4]. “We are yet to receive any such information. We can comment on this only after we get proper information,” maintained Diocese PRO Selvanathan, speaking to “Indian Express” over phone and also refused to comment on the stand of the diocese on the charges[5]. Really, when this has become an international story and the Madras Bishop was responding to the Roseau County Courthouse authorities and the Vatican defrocked him, Selvanathan decided to play safe.

Kunju minor, Niyananda. Joseph

Kunju minor, Niyananda. Joseph

Frivolous petition, dragging case in Madras (2013): In 2013, when Jeyapaul was arrested and jailed in Tihar, her sister filed an petition in the Madras High court. The Court on June 28. 2013 (Thursday) dismissed a habeas corpus petition seeking the release of a parish priest, who had allegedly sexually-abused a 14-year-old girl in the US, and who was now lodged in Tihar Jail in New Delhi[6]. A Division Bench comprising Justices V. Dhanapalan and C.T. Selvam passed the order on a petition by one P. Pushpavathy, challenging an order of the Ministry of External Affairs, of March 8, 2011, requesting the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi, to inquire into the request for extradition of the petitioner’s brother, Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, to the US. To facilitate the inquiry, an arrest warrant against Jeyapaul, who was wanted by the US authorities for alleged “criminal sexual conduct in the first degree”, under that country’s laws, was necessitated. The warrant was necessary as he was not available for the inquiry. The petitioner said Jeyapaul was incardinated to the Catholic Diocese of Ootacamund and was ordained a priest in May 1982. He served as Assistant Parish Priest in St. John De Britto Church, Sathyamangalam, Erode district, from 1982 to 1983 and became a parish priest in 1985.

Priesthood- Jeyapaul worked as a priest at Infant Jesus Church in India, but was banned from being around children

Priesthood- Jeyapaul worked as a priest at Infant Jesus Church in India, but was banned from being around children

On an invitation to serve at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush, Roseau Country for three years, he left for USA in August 2004 but returned to India in August 2005, as his mother was critically ill. Under these circumstances, the MEA issued the impugned order. Following that, an application was filed before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, for arresting Jeyapaul. The Interpol issued an alert after it was found that he was in India[7]. He was arrested on March 16, 2012 at Chimitahalli in Erode district and remanded to custody and lodged in Tihar Jail[8].

Captured- He was arrested in the Erode district, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu

Captured- He was arrested in the Erode district, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu

Hence, the present petition. Mr. Justice Dhanapalan said while the parish priest was in the US, he was alleged to have sexually-abused a 14-year-old girl. The fugitive accused had been arrested pursuant to a warrant issued by the magistrate. A reading of the MEA’s order made it clear that it was the Centre which made the request to the Additional CMM to inquire into the matter. The course adopted by the Ministry could not be termed ‘detention’, much less ‘illegal detention’. This was a matter which concerned countries under the treaty which provided for certain obligations on the extraditing country to look into, under the relevant provisions of the law. The procedure had been followed and the MEA’s order was in accordance with law, the Judge said.

Former parish- He had served at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Minnesota

Former parish- He had served at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Minnesota

The callous attitude of CBCI (2011-12): Father Babu Joseph of the CBCI said, “He (Jeyapaul) will certainly cooperate with the civil authorities (in US) inquiring into the matter in case there is further need for him to go to the US……We are taking the allegations against him (Jeyapaul) seriously…..already some administrative actions have been taken against him….He has not been assigned any parish or any pastor work. On the contrary he has been asked to stay in the Bishop’s house and help out in his office work… He has been kept away from children and people,” he added. Jeyapaul had fled to southern India in September 2005 after he was accused of molesting the girl. Wanted in the US on sexual assault charges, he was arrested by Indian Police in March 2012.

Alleged victim- Megan Peterson -right- now 22, claims she was sexually assaulted by Jeyapaul when she was 14, she is pictured with attorney Jeff Anderson

Alleged victim- Megan Peterson -right- now 22, claims she was sexually assaulted by Jeyapaul when she was 14, she is pictured with attorney Jeff Anderson

Madras Catholic Church helping Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul (2010): Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, facing charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Minnesota, United Sates, was on Tuesday (April.5 2010) asked by the Archbishop of Madras to return to the U.S. for further investigations. As the Diocese of Udhagamandalam, the home Diocese of Jeypaul, which oversees the priest of Indian origin, said it was probing the matter in detail. The Archbishop of Madras M. Chinnappa said he had spoken to the Bishop of Ootacamund on Tuesday to take action against the priest. Fr. Jeyapaul was currently staying in the hill town in Tamil Nadu. “I have asked the Bishop of Ooty to comply with the demands of the case. Jeyapaul must return to the U.S. if necessary for further investigations. He has to oblige. There is no way out,” Fr. Chinnappa said in Chennai. Prosecutors in Minnesota yesterday said they were trying to extradite 55-year-old Jeyapaul. Fr. Jeyapaul, however, had denied the sexual abuse allegations and reported to have said he has no plans to return to the U.S. to face the courts there[9]. Vatican officials recommended Jeyapaul’s removal from the priesthood, but the local Indian bishop instead sentenced him to a year in a monastery through a canonical trial[10].

Prosecuting- Attorney Jeff Anderson (left) speaks about Father Joseph Jeyapaul case in St. Paul

Prosecuting- Attorney Jeff Anderson (left) speaks about Father Joseph Jeyapaul case in St. Paul

USA requested extradition and India extradited (2007): In January 2007, a case was filed against him in the Roseau County Courthouse, Minnesota. Four years later, the US officials sent an extradition note to the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian government, which in turn asked the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Patiala House Courts, Delhi, to inquire the request and decide on its ‘extraditability’ based on the nature of offences. Based on a warrant issued by the Additional CMM, Jeyapaul was arrested from Erode district on March 16, 2012. His bail pleas and the habeas corpus petition filed by his sister Pushpavathy in the Madras High Court alleging ‘illegal detention’ were rejected, and Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul was extradited by the Indian Government to the US[11].

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul - different faces

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul – different faces

Wanted fugitive Bishop in Ooty enjoying life (2004-05): In a statement handed over to reporters, who had gone to meet Fr. Jeyapaul in Udhagamandalam, Bishop Fr. Amulraj of the Diocese said the matter had already been referred to the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), the highest Catholic Organization in India for necessary direction. Fr. Amulraj earlier said Fr. Jeyapaul had gone to meet his advocate to Chennai regarding the cases, which came to limelight through the press. In the statement, Fr. Amulraj stated that it was true that the said priest was working in the Diocese of Crookstone in the State of Minnesota in the U.S. from September 2004 to August 2005. “Suddenly he had to rush back to India to see his ailing mother and he never returned to U.S. since then…………In the meantime some sexual abuse cases connected to Fr. Jeyapaul emerged and we conducted an enquiry into the matter……..As the above allegations could not be proved beyond doubt, he was placed under the direct supervision of the Bishop……..Now the same allegations have come up to limelight through the press, we are studying the matter in detail,” Amulraj said. People in and around the area are tight-lipped about the presence of Fr. Jeyapaul either in the Bishop’s house or in the Nilgiris, since he was instrumental in providing jobs, including temporary ones, to the poor and needy in 12 schools run by the Diocese, a worker in one of the schools said on the condition of anonymity[12]. The Vatican’s data clearly proves how the Ootacamund diocese behaved differently[13].

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul

Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul

[1] http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/06/15/priest-gets-time-served-faces-deportation-in-sex-abuse-case/

[2] http://www.wdaz.com/news/minnesota/3766918-former-priest-sentenced-soon-deported-india

[3] http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3750979-former-crookston-priest-files-notice-plead-guilty-sex-crime

[4] Express News Service, Can’t React Without Info, Says Diocese, Published: 05th June 2015 06:00 AM; Last Updated: 05th June 2015 04:47 AM

[5] http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Cant-React-Without-Info-Says-Diocese/2015/06/05/article2850049.ece

[6] The Hindu, High Court upholds arrest of parish priest in molestation case, Updated: June 28, 2013 03:16 IST

[7] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117651/Joseph-Jeyapaul-Fugitive-priest-arrested-India-7-years-run-sexually-assaulted-girl.html

[8] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/high-court-upholds-arrest-of-parish-priest-in-molestation-case/article4857554.ece?ref=relatedNews

[9] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/indian-priest-accused-of-sexual-abuse-to-face-probe-in-us/article389682.ece?ref=relatedNews

[10] http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/accused-priest-extradited-from-india-to-us/article6610874.ece?ref=relatedNews

[11] http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Cant-React-Without-Info-Says-Diocese/2015/06/05/article2850049.ece

[12] The Hindu, Indian priest accused of sexual abuse to face probe in U.S., Updated: April 6, 2010 18:39 IST

[13] http://www.bishop-accountability.org/Vatican/Jeyapaul/