Wanted Indian guru resurfaces to announce new 'cosmic' country
[Aljazeera] An Indian guru facing rape and sexual abuse charges has made headlines after he emerged from hiding and announced the birth of a new cosmic country with its own cabinet and golden passports.
Swami Nithyananda, a controversial self-styled "godman" with thousands of followers in southern India's Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states, posted a video on his YouTube channel on Wednesday announcing the special project to his followers.
The 41-year-old guru announced that his country is called Kailaasa and is the biggest Hindu nation without boundaries.
"The Hindu nation exists in cosmos," he said in the now-viral video.
Local media reports cited a website allegedly created by the guru with details about his plans for Kailaasa, even as the police and other authorities investigating him for various criminal charges still do not know his whereabouts.
The website shares details of different government departments and agencies in his "country", including homeland security, commerce, treasury, housing, technology and one for enlightened civilisation.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-12-05