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The Sat Maharaj Thread
« on: January 02, 2008, 11:21:57 AM »
Sat slams ‘bogus TT democracy’
By SANDRA SINGH Wednesday, January 2 2008


SECRETARY General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Satnarine Maharaj yesterday lashed out at politicians over the state of the country, deeming TT as a “bogus and sham democracy.” He claimed although it appeared people were free, “there were elements around which were organised to deny us the freedom we should enjoy.”

Maharaj made these strong statements at Maha Sabha headquarters in St Augustine where a ‘puja’ (Hindu prayer) was held to mark the start of the New Year. “While the firecrackers and fireworks had expelled its energy, people were now forced to go back to ordinary living by facing the crises that plague us day after day,” Maharaj said.

He added that last year the country experienced a peaceful General Election as compared to the carnage in Pakistan and Kenya. However, he questioned whether this was sufficient.

“We see leaders on a daily basis going to and from court, judges being threatened with the Chief Justice being tormented for two years and almost destroyed. There is rising crime where more blood is flowing on the streets than water in WASA pipes, a healthcare system in disarray, high food prices and a nation starving in the midst of prosperity,” Maharaj slammed.

He further remarked that “we may have survived but we survived in a bogus democracy.”

Maharaj also lamented that TT was “the first democratic country that never held a referendum on any topic”, with “policies and programmes being introduced” without consultation of the people. He cited an example of the proposed smelter plants, saying health concerns were raised by the citizens but instead of having a referendum on the issue, “it was being rammed down the throats of the people.”

He added that the brainpower of the land was also moving away with businessmen having to conduct their business abroad. “Don’t congratulate yourself that we are a democracy. We are a bogus democracy where only those with political power enjoy the benefits,” he said.

He stated that “to be a true democratic nation everyone had to enjoy the benefits of democracy.”

He claimed that it was almost six years ago, “judges in London ruled that we (the Maha Sabha) should be given our democratic right” and should be paid cost and compensation and loss of earnings. However, it is more than two years and the matter has not been heard.” “How could this be democracy? This is bogus democracy,” Maharaj said as he was dealing with the Maha Sabha case which went before the Privy Council on the issue of the granting of a radio station licence.

He further called for any matter dealing with the constitutional rights of the people to be cost free, saying that people should not have to pay to preserve their constitutional right.

“The biggest culprit in denying the people their right is always the Government and the state who are always trying to erode the people’s rights,” Maharaj insisted. He added that “the ordinary man did not have access to the courts and only those with money could afford to preserve their rights.”

Maharaj ended by calling upon the people “to become vigilant and always stand up, speak out and fight against anybody who would deny us the freedom.” He also called upon the politicians to involve the citizens in the state’s administration.

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Re: Sat slams ‘bogus TT democracy’
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 12:17:39 PM »
So why allyuh eh tell Sat to dust it ... to switch jurisdiction (like men does be urging Just Cool whenever he sounds de revolutionary horn)?

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Re: Sat slams ‘bogus TT democracy’
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 01:21:53 PM »
Another sterling contribution from Sat.

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Re: Sat slams ‘bogus TT democracy’
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 11:35:28 PM »
Another yr of ranting from d so call religious leader
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 12:41:54 PM »
Trinidad Hindu group head says Indians under threat from government

Published on Monday, June 1, 2009   Email To Friend    Print Version

By Oscar Ramjeet
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Email: oscar@caribbeannetnews.com 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Sat Maharaj, president of the major Hindu organisation in Trinidad and Tobago, the Maha Sabha, said that Indians in Trinidad and Tobago were under threat from the current administration headed by Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

"We never felt so insecure as we are feeling today because the government plans to destroy the Hindus of the island," said Maharaj, speaking to a large gathering at Indian Arrival Day activities in Port of Spain,"

He said that as a leading member of the Indian community, he has worked with several prime ministers, including Eric Williams, George Chambers, and Basdeo Panday, and said that Prime Minister Manning is bent on destroying 45 percent of the population.

He added that every action taken by the government is designed to destroy the standard of the Indian population, Maharaj declared, noting that discrimination by the government was expressed by the Privy Council in its judgment regarding the Trinidad case with Abu Bakr.

Maharaj also criticised Manning's statement in Parliament last Wednesday when he made reference to Indian Arrival Day as Arrival Day.
 

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Re: Sat Maharaj accuses gov't of Racism
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 12:50:06 PM »
ah wish somebody would shoot this assclown and shut him once and for all.
he doing nothing but making the problem worse

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Re: Sat Maharaj accuses gov't of Racism
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 02:28:56 PM »
ah wish somebody would shoot this assclown and shut him once and for all.
he doing nothing but making the problem worse


Very true. He tries to cause racial division in this country in every possible way he can think of and at every turn. The thing he needs to realize though, is that most people don't give a crap about what he has to say, even though he thinks he's some great revolutionary speaker. Really I feel very sorry for him.

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Re: Sat Maharaj accuses gov't of Racism
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 02:38:38 PM »
most of what sat says is rubbish and race baiting, but manning isnt backward himself, sat actually supported the govt on giving the baptist holiday, so he did some good but the funny thing is about sat is that hes a hypocrite at the same time, bc the reason pnm win the election bc the top hindu indians support pnm, and that is hardcore facts.

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 04:37:29 PM »
Oh right. Is that time of year again. Dis happened a few days ago.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 05:27:39 PM »
Manning is either a doh-doh head or he does not care, because he feels he will win next elections whatever. What is the protocol for funding national holidays. Does Emancipation day get more than Indian arrival? Does the PM or president supposed to make a speach. Are there programs or plans to have bi-racial participation in each other festivals. WHAT???!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 05:41:26 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 05:55:44 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 05:59:03 PM »
Manning is either a doh-doh head or he does not care, because he feels he will win next elections whatever. What is the protocol for funding national holidays. Does Emancipation day get more than Indian arrival? Does the PM or president supposed to make a speach. Are there programs or plans to have bi-racial participation in each other festivals. WHAT???!!!!

I thought it was supposed to be Arrival Day where the arrival of all are celebrated...even doh it started off as indian arrival? Cuz if it had an indian arrival..den it should have an african arrival.....portugese arrival..chinese arrival....etc. Yuh see how it does start?
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2009, 05:59:40 PM »
Sat need ah Dougla gran child to keep him busy .
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2009, 06:02:02 PM »
Manning is either a doh-doh head or he does not care, because he feels he will win next elections whatever. What is the protocol for funding national holidays. Does Emancipation day get more than Indian arrival? Does the PM or president supposed to make a speach. Are there programs or plans to have bi-racial participation in each other festivals. WHAT???!!!!

I thought it was supposed to be Arrival Day where the arrival of all are celebrated...even doh it started off as indian arrival? Cuz if it had an indian arrival..den it should have an african arrival.....portugese arrival..chinese arrival....etc. Yuh see how it does start?


UNC change dat to Indian Arrival Day longgggggggggg time
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Re: Sat Maharaj accuses gov't of Racism
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2009, 06:06:12 PM »
no y i go wanna celebrate mih arrival...dey cuff mih up an tell meh go dey...emancipation is a diffrent ting...dey tell meh buss out!!

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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2009, 06:18:32 PM »
Sat need ah Dougla gran child to keep him busy .

he eh have one ?
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2009, 08:18:18 PM »
Sat does make meh wish a departure day.
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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2009, 08:54:30 PM »
Sat need ah Dougla gran child to keep him busy .
he family might ha to plan funeral.
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2009, 09:09:50 PM »
Sat does make meh wish a departure day.
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2009, 06:39:18 PM »
SDMS ready for war with Pentecostals
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Published: 10 Nov 2009

LEFT: Ian Alleyne and his sister, Dana Alleyne, in this 2007 Guardian file photo. RIGHT: Sat Maharaj
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The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha is ready for any battle with the Pentecostal movement, says Sat Maharaj, secretary general of T&T’s largest Hindu body. Maharaj’s comments follows Saturday’s fracas at the Dow Village Hindu Temple in California, Central Trinidad. The dispute, apparently, erupted over an issue of who should control the facility. The Maha Sabha maintained that the temple was its property. Head of T&T Crime Watch and Pentecostal pastor, Ian Allen, who said he was invited by temple officials to witness a meeting that afternoon, claimed he was physically assaulted by a senior member of the Maha Sabha, while recording video images.

In a release, the Maha Sabha said the mandir’s management committee failed to hand in financial reports. The Maha Sabha said it had received complaints from members of the community that villagers were essentially driven out of the mandir by a family unit that had hijacked the temple. The Maha Sabha temple’s committee set last Saturday as the date for new elections. However, when the Maha Sabha team showed up, a meeting was already in progress, the release stated. The Maha Sabha said the majority of people attending that meeting were outsiders “and fundamentalist Pentecostal Christians, who were preventing the SDMS (Maha Sabha) from conducting the election.


The controversial temple at Dow Village. Photo: Shastri Boodan

It stated that the Maha Sabha planned legal action. Speaking over Radio Jagriti 102.7 FM, yesterday, Maharaj, 78, said the Pentecostal movement was creating disparity among the Hindus in Dow Village, and by extension T&T. Maharaj said the area already had nine Pentecostal churches in what was a predominantly Hindu community, with only one temple. He said Alleyne was an instigator in the Pentecostal drive to convert the Hindu community to Christianity. Maharaj, on his radio show, hit out at Dana Alleyne, sister of Ian Alleyne, who shot to fame when she partied at Zen Night-Club with singer Akon in 2007, when she was 14 years old.

He said he also wanted the Government to investigate the finances at the Temple In The Sea at Waterloo. Maharaj said that temple belonged to the State, but was being controlled by one man. Maharaj said $2 million was spent on the initial renovation of the temple, and grants were given to the temple for infrastructure development as a tourist attraction. “Where the money gone? The public is yet to get an account from the Temple In The Sea, which is funded and owned by the State.” Maharaj said members of the family of Siewdass Sadhu, the man who built the Temple In The Sea, were nowhere to be seen.

Ian Alleyne responds:
Alleyne said he was deeply hurt that Maharaj resurrected the incident involving his sister, who graduated from Couva Government Secondary School last year. A licensed marriage officer, Alleyne said he believed Maharaj had taken a Pentecostal “spin” to detract from the real issues at the temple. He said he would never disrespect the temple, and was open and welcoming to all religions. Alleyne said the matter was being handled by his lawyer, Om Lalla.

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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2009, 07:01:24 PM »
Oh boy.

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Well...dis eh de footage dat i see on news.....had a lil more scuffling and ting. Two piece of talk i hear through de ole talk from both sides of de fence...

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The temple in question, is a Maha Sabha temple. The president of the temple, last year when they tried to remove him, brought a gun and behaved very indecently to keep his 'job', because of the benefits.

This year, when the Maha Sabha made an effort to remove him, they carried police to ensure nobody got hurt.

Ian Alleyne was lured over to the gun-toting guy's side, and he tried to fabricate some video to make it look like the maha Sabha was attacking and hurting the other people.


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Slow yuh roll fella! The temple is NOT a SDMS temple. It was built by the Dow Village temple and is unaffiliated. Sat came with a security detail and tried to forcefully take over ownership. The guys he brought started pushing people who were praying at the time, including an 86 year old woman to the ground. Ian Allen was invited by the temple to witness the behaviour of Sat and Co. For his troubles,he got a severely bruised arm from when they tried to take away his video camera.

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SDMS has an adjacent parcel of land apparently,and somehow are claiming the temple as theirs. There is some sort of grant that the Gov't gives for upkeep of religious places,once they are registered, so this may be behind this entire fracas

Plenty comess to come.  :-\
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Re: SAT again: "SDMS ready for war with Pentecostals"
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2009, 08:59:14 PM »
Sat jes like dem Muslims terrosits....he is ah hindu radicaL THAT HATES ANYTHING CHRISTIAN.

aHHHH BOSS, NATURAL SELECTION WHERE ART THOU?

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Re: SAT again: "SDMS ready for war with Pentecostals"
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2009, 09:36:04 PM »
That seems like an internal property rights issue between two Hindu bodies. The guy is so hateful that he blame the problem on 'fundamentalist Pentecostals'.  It's laughable to say the least.

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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2009, 10:35:24 PM »
Sat jes like dem Muslims terrosits....he is ah hindu radicaL THAT HATES ANYTHING CHRISTIAN.

aHHHH BOSS, NATURAL SELECTION WHERE ART THOU?

add anything black to that list also... >:(

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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2009, 08:36:41 AM »
But he black too!

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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2009, 08:37:00 AM »
Sat: Let's end mandir row now
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Wednesday, November 11th 2009

   

SANATAN Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary general Satnarayan Maharaj agrees with Pamela Gokool that there should be an early settlement to the row over control of the Dow Village Hindu Mandir.

Responding to the fracas that erupted during a planned meeting at the mandir on Saturday, Maharaj said: ’We are disappointed that some people behaved the way they did preventing a legitimate election on Saturday. Every religious community has a problem, but they settle their problems themselves. I am hoping this would be settled and the rules would be adhered for the benefit of all.’

Maharaj said the issue of management of the temple has been long standing ’for years’.

Maharaj said he spoke with Gokool, the temple secretary, and they mutually agreed to a date and time for the elections. But when the SDMS entourage arrived Sunday, they did not meet the welcome they expected.

Gokool, on the other had, said they had prepared for the officials and were chanting as a way to welcome them to the temple. She said she invited a camera crew.

Meanwhile, an interim committee has been named to manage the temple.

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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2010, 12:09:44 AM »
Sat, Devant sues Manning
By JADA LOUTOO Tuesday, November 16 2010


TWO executive members of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha will be initiating legal action against the State, former prime minister Patrick Manning and former national security minister Martin Joseph, for invasion of their privacy, after it was revealed that the former administration sanctioned illegal wiretapping of their telephones.

Maha Sabha secretary general Satnarayan Maharaj and executive member Devant Maharaj, in a statement yesterday, signalled their intention to take legal action after Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar disclosed in Parliament on Friday last, that the names of the two were on an extensive list of persons whose telephones were illegally wire-tapped by unit known as the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA).

The SIA reported to the former prime minister and the former security minister, Persad-Bissessar revealed. Both men will be sued personally, the two Maha Sabha executives said yesterday.

The statement issued by the SDMS president general indicated that the central executive and other arms of the body were shocked and amazed at the revelation made by the Prime Minister on Friday last.

He said these groups — which include the Pundits Parishad, the Youth Arm and Women’s Arm, among others — are said to be concerned about the implications of the two men being spied upon.

“During the PNM Government, the Maha Sabha, Satnarayan Maharaj and Devant Maharaj had various legal actions before the courts against the State,” the statement said.

Maharaj said their attorney, now Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, was also spied on and said the implication for this “regarding the independence of the judiciary” has caused the Maha Sabha and its officers to reflect on whether their legal actions against the State were in any form compromised, the statement said.

Maharaj said they have also written to Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard. The men are expected to say more about their lawsuit at a press conference today at the SDMS’ headquarters in St Augustine.

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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2010, 07:28:33 AM »
Not surprised at all, expected this,

the others will line up with their lawyers en tow.

This is a breach of the constitutional right to privacy and the state is culpable 100%.

I don't see how the state can even defend this.
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2010, 07:32:48 AM »
Not surprised at all, expected this,

the others will line up with their lawyers en tow.

This is a breach of the constitutional right to privacy and the state is culpable 100%.

I don't see how the state can even defend this.

well if the files were truly destroyed, how are they proving it?  From what Kamla said?  Not saying there is no evidence, jes sayig Kamla and dem saying ting today and saying is mis print and mis quote tomorrow.

Files destroyed? Or dem have de files?

Seems like mischief to me Devant and Sat have axe to grind.

 

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