THE COURT CASES
Case 1 First Writ Petition
Case 2 Keonjhar Criminal Complaint
Criminal Complaint Cuttack
summons is virtually identical to the Barbil summons, indicating an identical origin. Read more... Cuttack
1 December. Heehs files a petition to be "impleaded" (listed as a deponent in the case). The Chief Justice of the High Court accepts the petition and orders Heehs to be listed as a deponent.
Mr. T. Mohan, the lawyer representing Heehs, draws the court's attention to a fictitious Court Diary purporting to be an account of the proceedings of
21 December 2009. Geetanjali (who speaks throughout for her mother Surekha, the ostensible petitioner) "states that she has not circulated the aforesaid article". This statement is recorded by the court.
March. The case is adjourned on two occasions.
In his letters, Sraddhalu Ranade has repeatedly denied that he is in any way involved in any of the legal cases seeking to ban The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, in particular the Writ Petition to Stay Publication of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo in
. He makes this claim because initiating legal action against a fellow member of the Ashram is against the rules of the Ashram itself. India
His claims of non-involvement in legal actions are untrue. The comparison between the Writ and Ranade’s letter shows that much of the Petition was written by Ranade. He has been involved with the legal case from the planning stages; was in correspondence with the lawyers involved in the case; and personally drafted the material that forms the basis for the case. Though his name is not on the legal document, he has been deeply involved in every other sense of the word. Read more...
In a recent post, Alok Pandey shows that he and Sraddhalu Ranade are in fact involved in the court cases.
More than that, Pandey's letter indicates that their intent in urging and drafting material for court cases was never a matter of “hurt sentiments,” but rather deliberate political maneuvering. They have been trying to change leadership at the Ashram through petition campaigns and court cases: “If [Peter] chooses to move out... the court cases might be dropped.” Read more...
mirror of tomorrow Posthuman Destinies 20 March 2010
The key issue is whether it is a 'mistake or a mischief'. From all that some of us have noted and pointed out time and again it is more than clear that it is a mischief and not just some ignorance. Mistakes are human but when one does mischief and that too so persistently then can one simply just ignore it as one of those things.
The other important issue is that he has chosen as his target of attack none else than Sri Aurobindo who are the soul and the center of this place and the very basis of the Yoga. All other rules or ways of life here derive from this central truth. If PH's gospel is accepted under any pretext then the very existence of the institution is undermined. Next anyone can come and taking this precedence write anything about anyone and simply take it as one of the paths among many that he is taking. Path yes, but whether towards the Divine or the abyss, that is the question!
Under this blanket cover one can do anything, in fact literally anything and say that this is my path and that if PH can be supported then why not me. Of course one can always crush it by force of administrative authority but that will make it only worse in due course of time.