Dear Maharajas & Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
1. Braj Hari Prabhu just informed me on telephone that today High Court of
Mumbai dismissed MPD’s writ petition. This is second set back to MPD today
as Bangalore high court today granted 8 weeks stay – police not to act on
MPD’s criminal complaint against myself, Varada & Krishna Bhajan.
2. Brief back ground as follows:
3.As ISKCON’s school and Goshala at Vrindanva needed more land bureau
decided to buy about 100 acres of Land for this purpose and for that purpose
decided to sell 3 Acres of Land ISKCON has near Saraf Hospital on Chatikara
4. SP registered ISKCON in India as Public Trust in Mumbai whose governing
body is known as Bureau although Bureau is authorized to manage ISKCON,
Bureau is under the control & supervision of the Charity commissioner. And
the Bureau has no power to sell any ISKCON Property without permission of
the charity commissioner. Charity commissioner has to be convinced that it is
in the interest of the Trust and also Indian public at large (who are
beneficiaries of this trust). And any one (from general public) can file
complain for such a sell and Charity commissioner is duty bound to hear it
and give a reasoned order.
5. Therefore Braja Hari Prabhu approached Charity Commissioner for permission
to sell. There were some procedural lacunas in the Bureau’s decision making
which MPD exploited and filed objection. Before that MPD also made false
allegation by writing letter to the Charity Commissioner stating that in
this Saraf Land sell transaction HH GKG, Bhima, Dayaram das (myself) and
Bhakti rasamrita maharaj are making under the table money in crores of
rupees. Although I did not even know at that time that the Bureau had
decided to sell the Saraf land as I was busy with Supreme Court when Bureau
made the decision for the first time to sell Saraf Land in its Mayapur
meeting in May 2012.
6. After long fight Braja Hari Prabhu succeeded and Charity Commission granted
Bureau permission to sell the Saraf Land. Against that order MPD approached
High Court of Mumbai.
7. After hearing the case the Mumbai High Court dismissed MPD’s petition and
upheld the order of the Charity Commissioner.
This is definitely a good setback for MPD.