|Here is the English translation for the Danish news article, sent by Ole Alstrup from
Denmark ( Thanks Ole :-) )
European leader wants to check the sex-charges against Sai Baba
The European leader of the Sai Baba movement,Danish Thorbjørn Meyer, wants to check those
accusations, which a tv-program on DR Wednesday evening, raised against the movements
spiritual leader, the Indian guru Sai Baba. This information according to Thorbjørn
Meyer, who is a lector at the Danish Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Thursday to
Ritzau New Agency.
Deltag i debatten på Politiken.dk
According to the program's Danish producer, journalist Øivind Kyrø, filing of 20
reports, of sexual molestations on younger male members of the sect, have been made to the
Indian CBI in March 2001. The Indian police has nevertheless still not investigated the
many witness accounts, which have been given under oath.
Thorbjørn Meyer informs, that he has been in contact with DR's prime news show,
TV-Avisen, who has promised him to provide the papers containing the accusations.
»I have not seen the papers yet, but apparently an Indian in Chicago by the name of Hari
Sampath in the US have filed the complaint about the 20 cases«, says Thorbjørn Meyer.
He assures that he will investigate the charges and will ask the American Sai Baba
organisation for a report, when he receives the papers.
»But apparently DR do not posses the documentation, and I am very shaken about that«,
says Thorbjørn Meyer Thursday.
The day after the tv-programme with the accusations against the spiritual leader for
sexual abuse, Thorbjørn Meyer however still continues to be skeptical about their
»There could be a Christian organisation behind it. For a number of years, busses with
Christian missionaires would be parked outside Sai Baba's ashram, who tried to tell that
he is the Devil himself «, says Thorbjørn Meyer.
Church Minister considers approval
Church Minister Tove Fergo said after the show that she is ready to remove the movement's
approval as a faith society in Denmark, if the accusations stick. »If that is the
truth«, she said, she as church minister is ready to remove the organisation's approval
as a faith society.
(31. Jan 2002 kl. 16:45)