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WORLD NEWS | UN dismisses fugitive Nishyananda’s Kelasa’s ‘irrelevant’ comments at Geneva conference

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LONDON/GENEVA, March 2 (PTI) – The United Nations Human Rights Office said on Thursday that any material presented by representatives of the so-called “United States of Kailasa (USK)” founded by Indian fugitive Nithyananda at a public meeting in Geneva last week was ” irrelevant” and will not be considered in the draft final outcome.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirmed that so-called “USK representatives” attended two public meetings – all of which can be registered – but said they were unable to distribute promotional material and did not consider their “tangential” speeches.

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The comments by an OHCHR spokesperson came as videos and images of a USK representative speaking on behalf of the fictional nation at one of the events went viral on social media. The two events were held on February 22 and 24, respectively.

“Registration for such public events is open to NGOs and the general public. Anyone can submit information to the treaty bodies, which will use their judgment to determine the credibility of the submissions received,” OHCHR stated people said when asked about their involvement.

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“On 24 February, during the general discussion of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, when the floor was open to the public, a representative of USK made a brief statement. Since the focus of the statement was not relevant to the subject at hand, the Committee, in its General Comments development,” the spokesman added.

India’s permanent mission in Geneva had no immediate comment.

Vijayapriya Nithyananda, who describes herself as the “permanent ambassador of the (so-called) United States of Kailasa,” can be seen intervening in video of the event, raising questions about the group’s involvement in the meeting with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and other human rights experts .

Nithyananda, a self-proclaimed god-man, is wanted in India on multiple rape and sexual assault allegations – which he denies. He claims to have founded the “United States of Kailasa (USK)” in 2019, which according to its website has “2 billion Hindus” among its population.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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