Billions Flow to Sai Baba, India`s Top Guru Will world opinion cause proper investigation
Released on = February 2, 2007, 4:04 pm
Press Release Author = Barry Pittard
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = India\'s most controversial guru, Sathya Sai Baba is increasingly investigated by major foreign press. The Indo-Asian News Service has broken through strong Indian media silence on news adverse to Sai Baba, and widely fed the recent Guardian article by Paul Lewis. One of the world\'s most influential newspapers, it has fueled still further questioning about the Indian government\'s longstanding protection of Sai Baba
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India\'s most famous guru - arguably in history - is Sathya Sai Baba. Billions pour into his coffers from around the world, donated in good faith. Deputy world head of the Sathya Sai Organization, G. Venkataraman, has said media that has investigated Sai Baba and interviewed former devotees about serial pedophilia and complicity in several killings in his bedroom have failed to exercise standards proper to professional journalism. These include documentaries from the BBC (The Secret Swami), DR (Seduced, Denmark\'s national broadcaster), SBS and ABC (Australia), and investigative articles in India Today, Times of London, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Salon.com, The Age, and others leading newspapers around the world.
On Christmas Day 2006, Sai Baba and spoke warmly about his visit in 1968 to Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. G.Venkataraman wrote a glowing report, referring to \"Mr Idi Amin\". Yet Amin was one of the world\'s worst butchers, causing a genocide of an estimated 400,00, raping and torturing, refrigerating an eating corpses of his victims.