Indian spiritual leader seeks political asylum in SL

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Self-proclaimed spiritual leader in India, Nithyananda, who has been accused of rape, is reportedly seeking political asylum in Sri Lanka.

Citing a deterioration in his health, the fugitive god-man penned a letter to the President of the island nation on 7 August and flagged an ‘urgent’ need for medical attention, Indian media reported.

The letter mentioned the scarcity of medical infrastructure in the Sovereign State of Shrikailasa, an island established and named by the spiritual leader.

A top source in the Sri Lankan Government confirmed to India Today that the letter mentioned that rape-accused, Nithyananda, was critically ill and in dire need of treatment. India Today accessed the letter written to the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in August 2022.

Written by Nithyaprematma Ananda Swami, who claims to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Shrikailasa, the letter read as follows –

“The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) His Divine Holiness Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam is in need of urgent medical care for a serious medical condition. After exhausting the medical facilities currently available in Kailasa, the doctors are still unable to diagnose the underlying medical condition. The SPH is presently in the Sovereign Land of Shrikailasa, which does not have the required medical infrastructure that is most urgently needed at this time.”

This letter stated that Nityananda was critically unwell and required treatment, hence his followers are not only seeking political asylum for him, but medical help from Sri Lanka.

(India Today)