Sanal Edamuruku in Exile following Catholic Fatwa

published on July 8, 2013

Interestingly, well-known rationalist Sanal Edamaruku never felt any threat from Hindus whose beliefs and Gurus he had constantly questioned or challenged for over 30 years now in several states, cities, towns and villages. But when he exposed a Church miracle, Edamaruku had to flee India after receiving threats and blasphemy charges from “modern” Mumbai urbanites. The Mainstream media and secular brigade, who shed tears for M F Hussein is nowhere around to highlight the plight of this Atheist. This is happening in the land which produced pioneers in Atheism like sage Charvaka

Crime Sanal Edamuruku done in secular India is that he exposed the reasons behind water dripping out from a Christ statue NEAR Vile Parle in Mumbai. As the Church started to cash in on this miracle , Sanal was contacted by a television news channel  to offer a rational and scientific viewpoint. He stated on the channel that that, a hole might have formed at the top of the cross from which water was now seeping into the torso of the statue. Furious Catholic groups challenged his views and Edamaruku visited the spot a few days later to investigate the matter.

Got exposed in the Tele, the Catholic groups got furious and arranged henchmen to beat Sanal out side the Television studio on the same night. Escaped from there Sanal started receiving Threatening calls from Catholics asking him to apologise to their believers. The arrest warrant has been issued in connection with Sanal exposing the secret behind “miracle” of weeping cross.
   
Sanal refused to bow to Church demands to apologize for his exposure Church filed blasphemy case against him. On 10th April,2012 Sanal received a phone call from a Police official of Juhu Police Station in Mumbai directing him to come to the said police station to face the charges and get arrested. He also said that FIRs have also been filed in Andheri and some other police stations u/s 295 of Indian Penal Code on the allegations of hurting the religious sentiments of a particular community. Mumbai police has announced that they were out to arrest him. Anticipatory bails filed in Delhi and Mumbai were thrown out on technical grounds. When it became likely that he would soon be arrested, he flew to Helsinki in Finland.

The archbishop of Mumbai issued a press statement last year to Edamaruku to issue an apology for his comments. After this, he suggested, the FIRs should be withdrawn.

Edamaruku was born in Kerala to a Christian-born father and a Hindu-born mother. They were both rationalists and had adopted the name of their village—Edamaruku. His father was excommunicated from the church for questioning the concept of Immaculate Conception in a book he wrote. When his mother was nine months pregnant, she had been invited to his father’s house for the birth. There, his family tried to convert her to Christianity. Edamaruku’s parents left the house, even though it was raining and his mother had gone into labour. Edamaruku was born outdoors.

Ironically, Maharshtra is the only state which has drafted anti-superstition and blind faith bill and this act of police clearly points to the mere fact that such bills are drafted only to target Hinduism and no one dares to take any action against such Church frauds.

Based on Report in Open Magazine
Full Report @

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/an-atheist-in-exile

 

Following are the two video report from TV 9 which exposed the whole episode.

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