United States of KAILASA’s representatives scam US Officials and world diplomats

Resolution signed between the City of Newark and USK on January 11, 2023. PHOTO: KAILASA SPH/FB

Representatives of the United States of KAILASA (USK), a “fictional country” purportedly founded by the fugitive godman Nithyananda Paramashivam, who is wanted by Indian authorities since 2019, on child abduction and sexual assault charges, have been ostensibly scamming US elected officials in addition to signing diplomatic agreements with world diplomats and attending public meetings at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Certificate of Special Recognition issued by a US Senator on February 18, 2023. PHOTO: KAILASA SPH/FB

On January 11, 2023, USK’s Permanent Ambassador to UN, Vijayapriya Nithyananda, and Mayor of Newark, Ras Baraka signed a protocol bilateral agreement for a “Sister Cities Agreement” at the City Hall of Newark, NJ. Other City officials including Deputy Mayor Ligia DeFreitas along with council members Michael Silva, Dupre Kelly, Louise Scott-Rountree, Luis Quintana, C. Lawrence Crump, LaMonica Mclver, Patrick Council, Anibal Ramos Jr. and Carlos Gonzalez were also present at the signing ceremony, according to KAILASA’s SPH Nithyananda twitter page.

“Today indeed marks an important beginning of collaboration between the United States of KAILASA and the City of Newark to further advance the broader bilateral agenda for a greater vision of world peace,” said USK’s press statement while underscoring that this agreement would bring “humanitarian services to the city of Newark and serve its community.”

“The agreement marks a significant step forward in the mutual efforts to combat the cascading effects of the pandemic, complex mental health issues, violence, poverty, illiteracy and climate change through mutual cooperation for the upliftment of all people ultimately contributing to conflict free living and the cause of world peace,” it added.

“I pray that our relationship helps us to understand cultural, social and political development and improves the lives of everybody in both places,” Mayor Baraka said during the ceremony.

“[It] helps us to understand where we are and who we are and our connectivity to one another and helps us to become better people in this process, better people individually and as cities and nations.”

But within a few days, on January 18, Susan Garofalo, press secretary for the City of Newark in a statement to news outlets IANS and PTI, said “We learned about the circumstances surrounding Kailasa, the City of Newark immediately took action and rescinded the sister city agreement.”

“Based on fraud, the ceremony was baseless and void,” Garofolo noted while adding “Although this was an unfortunate incident, the City of Newark remains committed to partnering with people from different cultures to enrich each other with connection, support and mutual respect.”

Council Member Luis Quintana, while moving a motion to cancel the agreement, emphasized “We cannot bring Sister-Cities International into an issue where there is controversy.”

Not only Newark, but USK also scammed California (CA) State Senator Richard Roth, CA Legislature Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Mayor Cory Moss of Los Angeles County,

City of Arcadia Mayor Paul Cheng, City of Perris Mayor Michael Vargas, Members of US Congress, Jimmy Gomez, Earl Carter, Anthony D’Esposito, and US Senator Alex Padilla in receiving certificates of special recognitions, commendations, and proclamations for the celebration of Mahaparamashivaratri on February 18, 2023.

In the midst of these fraudulent activities, another controversy surrounding representatives of the “fugitive godman” attending two public meetings including a discussion “on the representation of women in decision-making systems” organized by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on February 22, and a discussion “on sustainable development” hosted by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on February 24 at the United Nations in Geneva have come to light.

Vivian Kwok, a media officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that oversees both these committees told BBC, “These general discussions are public meetings open to anyone who is interested.”

“USK’s written submission to CEDAW would not be included in their report as it was irrelevant to the topic of the general discussion,” Kwok said while noting that another statement made “by a USK representative at the second discussion would not be taken into consideration as its focus ‘was tangential to the topic at hand.’’’

But on March 1, Vijayapriya Nithyananda, issued a clarification that her statement at the United Nations was manipulated by “certain anti-Hindu sections of the media.” The statement further added that Nithyananda is “Persecuted in his birthplace by certain anti-Hindu elements. The [USK] holds India in high regard and respects India as its Gurupeedam,” and urged Indian authorities to act against the perpetrators.

USK said it has executed Memorandum of Understanding with the South West and African Forum Federation, entered bilateral relations with Namibia, and ongoing meetings with diplomats of Bolivia, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Burundi, Gambia, Fiji, Cameron, Lithuvania, Egypt, and Burkina Faso stationed in Geneva. USK also released a link for free E-Citizenship, yet there is still no clarity about Nithyananda’s whereabouts or Kailasa’s actual location.

Recently, BBC reported that Kailasa is an island near Ecuador, a claim Ecuador rejected and responded, “Nithyananda has not been given asylum by Ecuador or has been helped by the government of Ecuador.”



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