10 March 2011
Mid-Day runs a smear campaign against Paramahamsa Nithyananda by distorting His statements, trying to stigmatise Hindu Gurus as being exploitive.
While His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda has categorically denied His involvement in any controversy since the release of the morphed video, Mid-day twisted his words, spreading rumours that He is involved in a consensual relationship with His devotees. They directly denigrate the sacred Guru-disciple relationship with such accusations. In today’s climate where practising Hindus are slowly dwindling, attacking the Guru-disciple relationship, the foundation of Hinduism, directly affects the the mindset of Hindus. When they see Gurus being continuously stigmatised, they become wary of sacred practices which hold this relationship with the utmost sanctity. By creating this doubt in them, they are easily able to propagate cultural genocide of this ancient tradition