2 Feb, 2014
Earlier in Feb, due to biased reporting by the Samaya TV channel false rumors were spread which misled various sections of society and resulted in an order by State Government to close the Nithyananda Gurukul.
The aggrieved parents of the students who had voluntarily and purposefully put their wards in Nithyananda Gurukul to offer the age-old time-tested Vedic tradition of gurukul to their children, approached the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka for relief in the matter in WP 8806/2014.
A Nithyananda Gurukul Parent who is also a teacher there shares her emotional agony when they were asked to leave the adheenam (Gurukul) immediately.
This Sri Devi from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. I wanted to share one incident in 2014. Actually, my son is here in Gurukul and I was a teacher working here. All of a sudden around 9:30 pm. We were asked to vacate the campus. There was a threat to our lives and we may be attacked at any time. We had to vacate the campus. We have so many children with us from all over the world. Parents have trusted us and left all these children here. Where will we all go all of a sudden at midnight. The organization had to give short notice and ask us to leave. It was a terrible moment and I had to call all of the parents and ask them to pick up their child. It was horrible for all of us, for no reason. I don’t think this kind of persecution happens in any other organization or any other education institution where we have been threatened even the children. How do we safeguard the children against the rowdy elements. What to do, Where to go? For what? All these things are happening to our education institute and why is this happening to only our organization. Within a few hours, we had to vacate the children. We had to call, it was too emotional. So many parents and so many of them have so many commitments, In the night what will they expect, Just visualize you are a parent from the education institution, getting a call to pick up the child immediately How would you feel? As a parent, I felt horrible . As an administrator I felt terrible. So I. Those who are watching please wake up and stand up for Dharma. Thank you for watching me.
On 17th February 2014, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka has issued an order staying any action against Nithyananda Gurukul.
Below is the order copy.
19 Sep 2014
This is to clarify to certain media who have made false and baseless reports about the activities in Nithyananda Gurukul, including kids allegedly being compelled to do pada puja to Paramahamsa Nithyananda, that no such activity happens in Nithyananda Gururkul. It is only adults who voluntarily request to offer pada puja as a mark of gratitude for the blessings they have received in life from Paramahamsa Nithyananda. We request the media to uphold the true spirit of journalism and refrain from reporting false, baseless rumors like this.
Below is the abusive and distorted representation of Nithyananda Gurukul and creating a news out of baseless and defamatory allegations.