Nithyananda's made-up country of "Kailasa" worms its way into a United Nations panel debate
Representatives of the fictional country of "Kailasa," created by fugitive self-declared godman Swami Nithyananda, have wormed their way into a UN committee's discussion on sustainable development in Geneva, giving the impression that the international organization has recognized it.
The Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR) conducted a general discussion on sustainable development on February 24. During the portion of the session that was open to the public, two speakers identified themselves as coming from the "United States of Kailasa (USK)".
The UN has strict admission requirements that call for the consent of both the Security Council and the General Assembly, and the USK is not one of the 193 nations that have been recognized by the organization.
The UN The open procedures of human rights organizations in Geneva enable speakers to submit presentations that are kept in their archives, giving the impression that they are authorized. As a result, charlatans and dubious organizations frequently attend these meetings and make bizarre claims.
Seldom do real nations that are attacked care to react as it is acknowledged that the participation of the fringe groups is but a circus and engaging with them will only appear to give them legitimacy.
Nithayananda, accused of rape and kidnapping, left India in 2019 and later established what he calls the "nation of Kailasa," an ill-defined entity that might be based on a Central American island in the Pacific Ocean that claims to symbolize 2 billion Hindus.
The general discussion on sustainable development, legal issues, indigenous people, poverty, and labor standards was held on February 24 during a break from assessing the country reports. These experts discussed how the covenant applied to these issues.
Mohamed Abdel Moneim, the chairman of the Committee, presided over the meeting, which member Peter Emuze mediated.
The two USK representatives appeared to have gained entry by giving their opinions on the development-related topics that were being discussed.
Vijayapriya Nithyananda, the representative of the USK to the UN, was presented by a woman with heavy makeup, a turban, a forehead ornament, and necklaces.
According to her, Nithayananda was the "Supreme Patriarch of Hinduism." In accordance with time-tested Hindu principles for sustainable development, "Kailasa has been following the ancient Hindu policies and indigenous solutions."
She remarked that in the fictional nation, "the basic necessities of life, which are food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical treatment, are all given to citizens for free."
The propaganda about Nithayananda's "intense persecution and human rights violations for reviving the indigenous traditions and lifestyle and lifestyle of Hinduism" was then introduced by Vijayapriya. She continued, "And he was even prohibited from preaching and exiled from his native country. What can be done to assist him?" she questioned the panel.
Later, a man by the name of Ian Kumar asked a query to the USK representative while professing to be a small farmer a representative panelist from Pakistan named Saima Zia who spoke as a small farmer specialist.
He didn't mention Nithyananda; instead, he only questioned her about a problem in the made-up nation that involves "local legislation that might substantially stifle indigenous groups who want to truly practice their cultural agricultural practices."
He was wearing a yellow kurta, and two women surrounded him. One of the women was also wearing a turban and a pendant on her forehead, which added to the carnival ambiance. They were both wearing rudraksha malas and necklaces.
One of the ladies made a fruitless attempt to speak.
Their remarks and inquiries received no responses from the panelists.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which houses the CESCR, The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, which guarantees the right to sufficient food, adequate shelter, education, health, social security, access to water and sanitation, and employment, is monitored by a committee of 18 independent experts called Human Rights.
USK responded to the Rapporteur's open request for comments on child sexual exploitation earlier this year.
The Nithyananda Gurukul, a traditional residential education system run by the USK that teaches "the 64 vidyas," was allegedly shut down by "deep state forces" in 2010 according to a report that was submitted.
In preparation, the rapporteur posted the contribution along with those from 12 other organizations for a report to the Human Rights Commission the following month.
According to USK, the UN has acknowledged Nithayananda's "persecution" through the publication.