India Covid crisis so bad even Nithyananda’s mysterious island ‘Kailasa’ orders travel ban

Absconding since 2019, rape-accused self-styled godman Nithyananda has prohibited the entry of Indians into his island ‘Kailasa’ citing the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Indians will not be able to visit the island of ‘Kailasa’ located off the coast of Ecuador for now. Set up in 2019 by self-styled godman Nithyananda, the island has issued a decree prohibiting the entry of travellers from India, Brazil, Malaysia and the European Union in light of the second wave of Covid-19 infections across the globe.

An “Executive Order” issued by the “Presidential Mandate” of Kailasa, which has not been recognised as a nation, says no public will be allowed to enter the island until further notice.

The notice goes further to add that all “de factor spiritual embassies of Kailasa” in the four countries listed above will remain sealed. It also directs all volunteers and ‘citizens’ of the unrecognised island to quarantine themselves as per local laws.

Accused of sexual assault, self-styled godman Nithyananda has been hiding on the island off the coast of Ecuador since 2019. While proclaiming the island ‘Kailasa’, Nithyananda described it as a “Hindu sovereign nation”.

The island has its own cabinet, prime minister and a dedicated website. Nithyananda even launched his own ‘Reserve Bank of Kailasa’ in August 2020 to print ‘Kailashian dollars’.

Despite his repeated appeals, the United Nations (UN) has refused to entertain Nithyananda’s request to declare ‘Kailasa’ a separate country. The rape-accused self-styled godman, who has been absconding since 2019, claims to be the ‘Supreme Pontiff’ of ‘Kailasa’.

On its official website, ‘Kailasa’ claims to be “a nation created by dispossessed Hindus from around the world who lost the right to practice Hinduism authentically in their own countries”.

Source: India Today


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