Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dalai Lama found guilty of persecution by High Court

We have recently received an update regarding the court case against the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile over their persecution of Dorje Shugden practitioners and their breaking of the Indian Deity discrimination law.


There was a hearing on the Dorje Shugden case on the 14th of September at the High Court in Delhi. This was the 3rd hearing, which was convened to examine the written response from the Dalai Lama's representatives to the allegations of Deity discrimination and religious discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners. This is nine and a half months after that response was received by the Court.

The Judge dismissed the Dalai Lama's arguments as unconvincing, further asserting that there was sufficient documentary evidence to prove that the Dalai Lama was in fact persecuting followers of the deity Dorje Shugden and that this would have to cease henceforth. The decision was made to issue a warning to the Dalai Lama to stop the persecution. The Judge declared that punitive measures would be initiated if the Dalai Lama refused to comply.


A commentator remarked:

"Apparently, Dharamsala is mysteriously silent, and this is not new! They are probably contemplating on the next course of action--whatever it may be. It is possible that they may contemplate peaceful and violent means--or, on the contrary behave as if nothing has happened!"

Postscript: It's worth noting that, although the Western Shugden Society has stopped its protests against the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama has not stopped trying to destroy the practice of Dorje Shugden. He recently spoke out against relying on the Deity in his Medicine Buddha empowerment in Long Beach, California and during his visit to Washington, where he spoke directly to Tibetans about the issue. This is yet more evidence that the Dalai Lama is engaging in actions of religious discrimination, something he now legally has to stop in India.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's good to see justice being done. Dorje Shugden practitioners have waited and suffered for a long time to see legal recognition of their plight.

I hope the Dalai Lama learns his lesson and complies.

fadeout32 said...

Thanks for the update.

This is powerful stuff, have you got any links?

Anonymous said...

Dear Thomas,
On my return to India,by the end of october, I will be meeting the Advocates,who will then hand over the courts order issued to the DL. When those papers reach my hands, you will certainly get copies of this for publicising to whomsoever you desire.
Anybody wishing to contact me is most welcome to do so.
I also rejoice at the headway and any other progress that you too are making!
Regards and best wishes,
Kundeling

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the Dalai Lama and his followers have too much publicity, power and hubris. These have skyrocketed them to the Very Important People realm.

In my personal experience, it has been difficult to make them listen.

I hope they can listen the court order and just stop all this discrimination and actions against people not believing what they believe.

Wisdomsword said...

fadeout32,

We don't have any links, this information was received directly from the Dorje Shugden Society in India.

Anonymous said...

this is such good news!

Anonymous said...

The other problem is that he is spreading the discrimination all over the world; taking advantage from the immunity he has gained exploiting the name “Dalai Lama”.

He probably will keep negating that his advise against the belief that Dorje Shugden is a Buddha, is damaging others.

He looks like someone setting fire and not admitting that his fire destructs. Then, what he has said about this? … that it is not him but the fire damaging others!?

At least he should stop setting fire all over the world.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of a Jugde issuing warning to a wife beater. Can one ever trust a man who hit a woman or fellow practioners?
I think the rule of thumb is, hit her once and she is out the door. Because one can never trust a Wife Beater or a Sangha Breaker.
I'll never trust him again,that is for certain.
Huffington Post is offering a column for causes. They liked the post and many new agency are asking for more information. Which has been requested from the Society, poste haste.

Wisdomsword said...

Hi everyone,

I'd like to make a correction to a previous comment. This information on the court case didn't come from the Dorje Shugden Society in India but from another reliable and trusted source who is directly involved with the case.

Sorry for any confusion and misattribution.

Thom said...

US Congressional Special Report On Tibet:Pelosi is busy...


http://www.cecc.gov/pages/annualRpt/annualRpt09/CECCannRpt2009.pdf

Anonymous said...

I have for a couple of months now been thinking of learning more about buddhism, and have been reading a lot, and my interest and appreciation of buddhism have grown. Not so much after reading this blog and the comments posted here. I am very disappointed and saddened by what you write about, and frankly every comment give me a feeling that I am reading things written by 14-year olds, not impressing in the least, so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I believe the blog and comments are to try to help a good cause... but perhaps to some comments (in particular my comments) ...apply what my teacher has said: compassion without wisdom... complicated issues arise.

I pray so that we can all, at least develop some compassion and pray so that the Dalai Lama stops his persecution against people believing Dorje Shugden is a Buddha.

… because I understand that in any event, developing compassion and pray for other well being is wise thing to do.

Infinite said...

My apologies because I'm the last "Anonymous" in the chain above and did not mean to include all the "Anonymous" in my comments.

It is faster to use the "Anonymous" section but my comments are those of the "Anonymous" with some strange or wrong English writting.

By the way, I meant to say "...developing compassion and praying for the well-being of others is a wise thing to do." (Maybe I wrote it right this time, if not, thank you for your patience:)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

It is time to show any evidence of a guilty verdict in this case.
There was no record of any judgement at Delhi High Court regarding this matter as far as I can find.

John Swainson

Thom said...

No definitions were found for THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI W.P.(C) 2222/2008 DORJEET SHUGDEN DEVOTEES CHRITABLE and RELIGIOUS SOCIETY ..... Petitioner Through Mr. Sanjay Jain, Sr. Advocate with Mr. Jayant Tripathi and Ms. Ruchi Jain, Advocates. versus UOI and ORS. ..... Respondents Through Mr. Atul Nanda, Mr. Sumeer Sodhi and Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Advocates for UOI. CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SANJIV KHANNA O R D E R 09.12.2009 Learned counsel appearing for the petitioner prays for four weeks? time to file response to the additional affidavit filed by the respondents on 7th December, 2009. Learned Standing Counsel appearing for UOI points out that the affidavit in support of the amended writ petition is dated 2nd April, 2008 and the amended writ petition is dated 5th April, 2008. Learned counsel for the petitioner states that he will take corrective steps. Re-list on 29th March, 2010. SANJIV KHANNA, J. DECEMBER 09, 2009 VKR.