Police quizzes Buddha Boy over thrashing locals

Police quizzes Buddha Boy over thrashing locals

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI & ARUN RAI

PATHALAIYA/ KATHMANDU: Police on Monday interrogated Ram Bahadur Bomjan, famously known as Buddha Boy, in connection with the thrashing of local villagers by him for trying to disrupt his penance on Thursday.

A squad of police, led by inspectors Rudrakanta Jha and Bhesh Raj Rijal from Bara District Police Office visited Bamjan in Halkhoriya forest, Bara, following complaints registered against him by a group of 17 vilagers.

Talking to the police, Bomjan admitted to having thrashed the villagers. “Yes, I took a minor action against them because they tried to disturb me while I was meditating,” he said.

Refuting the victims’ claimthat they mistakenly stepped into Bomjan’s meditating site while searching wild vegetables, Bomjan said, “They came to this area just to disrupt my meditation.”

Bomjan also admitted that he had taken the villagers into his control for 24 hours. “I had to do so personally because I did not have anyone around to punish them,” he said.

Though Bamjan claimed he only used hands while thrashing, the villagers have said he had thrashed them with a handle of an axe continuously for three hours.

Also Bomjan said he would not come to the court for trial. “Do you think a meditating sage will go to the court to hear a case?” he exclaimed.

“I took action against them as per the divine law,” he added.

Bamjan also refuted the allegation that he punished the locals for animal sacrifice, during Gadhimai festival. “The Gadhimai issue has nothing to do with this incident,” he said.

Bamjan, who is seen with reverence for his spiritual quest, has been lobbying against the mass animal sacrifice, touted as the world’s biggest.

He had given his word to stop the animal sacrifice ritual that last took place in November 2009, but finally did not show up.

Meanwhile, Bed Bahadur Thing, chairman of Tapoban Forest Conservation Committee, said that they beat up the locals for their attitude towards Bamjan.

Manoj Neupane, Deputy Superintendent of Police in the district, asserted no one is supposed to be above the law of the land.

The police would investigate the case and take action if required, Neupane added.

Bamjan, revered by many as a reincarnation of Lord Buddha, came to a wider public attention in 2005 when he was first spotted in jungle.

It is claimed he could meditate motionless for months without taking food and water.

He, aged 18, embarked on six years of penance in jungle on May the same year.

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This so called “buddha boy” had always been a farce, I don’t know why they call him buddha boy, Just because He Meditates? Buddha was a man, who gained knowledge and enlightenment and has shown us the way. There was only one and will only be one Buddha. Though all man has the potential to achieve enlightenment. toksang, sydney

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Bamjan’s followers, cops clash

Bamjan’s followers, cops clash

 Citizenship demanded for Buddha Boy

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HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

PATHLAIYA: Tension ran high, when followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, also known to be the reincarnation of Lord Buddha, clashed with riot police in Bara, Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section today.

Bamjan’s supporters had staged a sit-in and halted vehicular movement in the highway blaming the administration for not issuing Bamjan his citizenship certificate in the name of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh, a group said to be formed for his protection.

The situation grew tense when locals of Dumarwan-7, Piluwa, charged the protesters with sticks for obstructing the highway in the name of fulfilling their demand.

Some protesters have been injured due to police baton charge.

Police impounded half a dozen motorcycles and more than 50 bicycles of the demonstrators.

Hundreds of security personnel were mobilised to dismiss the sit-in of around 300 protestors.

They had also obstructed vehicular movement on Saturday for four hours in the same place.

Later, vehicular movement resumed after agreement was reached on holding discussion between protestors and representatives of Area Administration Office in District Administration office.

Chief District Officer Birendra Kumar Yadav said the protestors did not come for dialogue but to stage another sit-in.

“Their demand was against the law. We cannot give citizenship card ignoring the legal process,” he said.

Bamjan’s birth certificate was issued in the name of Ramlal on April 21,1995 but his followers have been demanding his citizenship be made in the Sangh’s name, for which they have even made a duplicate birth registration certificate in the name of ‘Dharma Sangh’.

Bamjan’s family have lodged complaint expressing dissatisfaction with the Sangh. Police have not taken action against the VDC staff who helped issue fake birth certificate.

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a true teacher must respect the laws of the land. he is not above the law of any country. What happened to his world peace when he is causing others to be placed in danger and harmed. Notice it is primarily the poor and the destitute that he got doing his evil for him. Through ugly means, he is trying to illegally obtain papers. Is that not immoral and unjust? That is why you must never follow anyone. Jason Thomas, USA

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Bamjan boys halt transport seeking citizenship for him

Bamjan boys halt transport seeking citizenship for him

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PATHALAIYA: Followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, who is also known as Little Buddha, brought vehicular movement to a halt at Pasaha of Dumarawana VDC, Bara, along the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section, demanding that Bamjan be issued citizenship certificate in the name of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh, a group said to be formed for his protection.

Passengers were stranded for four hours due to the road obstruction. Though Bamjan’s birth date has been registered as Ramlal, Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh has demanded that Bamjan be issued citizenship certificate and passport in the name of ‘Dharma Sangh’ — something which is not possible as per the existing laws.

Vehicular movement resumed after a meeting between Area Administration Officer Binay Srivastav and representatives of Dharma Sangh. Nonetheless, the administration refused to issue citizenship certificate to Bamjan.

Srivastav said he urged the Dharma Sangh to first fulfil legal procedures which are necessary for obtaining citizenship certificate. While Bamjan’s mother Mayadevi claims to have registered her son’s birth date, the Dharma Sangh has got another one issued. “How can a person have two separate birth registrations?” asked Mayadevi showing Bamjan’s birth certificate which she said was the original one. In spite of all these, no action has been taken against the officials of Ratanpuri VDC for issuing a fake birth registration certificate to Bamjan.

This is not the first time that the 22-year-old Buddha Boy has run into controversy. Recently, Bamjan and the Dharma Sangh were in the eye of the storm for ‘taking two women hostage’. Dharma Sangh members have also been involved in brawls, of late with journalists.

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strange, isn’t it that people actually believe whatever is written by journalists. Opposition to genuine holy persons is nothing new: it is the same old story which has been enacted with Jesus, Krishna, Rama, to name but a few – and then in more recent times Paramahansa Yogananda, Sathya Sai Baba and Amritanandamayi Ma (Amma) The wordly men will always attack what is spititual. and a holy person is rarely honoured in his own home town or region. It is the way of the world. Let us wait and see how Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sanghaji reinvigorates the Buddhist religion, fallen as it is into atheism: I personally can’t wait! and may His blessings shower on the whole world! anjala devi, UK

Alas! It is totally heartbreaking to watch Mr. Ram Bomjan stubbornly continues to bring himself, and others such dreadful harms with his so-called teachings. The harms which is beyond any kind of physical harms; such long-lasting harms which may last beyond this fragile body. What the media have done by creating false news, gossips, and rumors in the name of “entertainment”; what big companies have done by foraging the forests, or kill its inhabitants in the name of “profits” are undoubtedly BARBARIC and UNWHOLESOME. But they are a speck of dust compared to what Mr. Ram Bomjan, and/or his devotees have done to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha by proclaiming such perverse and harmful Dharma as “True Dharma.” Thus, he is deliberately bringing terrible dangers both to himself AND others. Both his path, and teachings are essentially CONTRADICTORY to Gautama Buddha. Only an eyeless being would say that Mr. Ram Bomjan’s teaching is inline with Gautama Buddha’s, totally mistaken a poisonous snake for a rope! Victimizing each other, with none is benefitted by the relationship, both Mr. Ram Bomjan, and his devotees are in their path to prolong and strengthen the vicious circle of ignorance. How totally heartless when some people, and media find such miserable condition as “entertaining”… Dhyana, hrdaya

It’s so funny that people with such great ideologies slug for such pity cause. I bet proclaiming to be GOD and being a GOD are two different things and MR.Bamjan getting into such controversy for a passport and citizen is a ridicule for his name and fame that he has earned. Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Kathmandu

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Buddha Boy leaves Halkhoria forest

Buddha Boy leaves Halkhoria forest

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Added At:  2012-06-15 11:21 PM

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHALAIYA: Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as the Little Buddha who has recently courted controversy over his attempt to procure a citizenship certificate on the basis of forged documents, has left his meditation site in the Halkhoria forest area, in Bara.

Bamjan, who had been ‘meditating’ in the Halkhoria forest, is said to have left the site in a jeep at about 10 pm on Thursday with nine of his aides. Bamjan’s leaving the forest came to light when personnel from the Nijgadh Area Police Office came across a Tata Sumo numbered Na 2 Ch 1760 boarded by Bamjan along with his aides during a security check on the highway. Bamjan is learnt to have told police that he had left his sanctum for Sindhuli.

The locals guess the Buddha Boy might have left the forest for good. “We saw Bamjan’s disciples loading all of his belongings, including the statuettes kept in the gumbas inside the jungle area, in a truck,” said a local. Police, however, said they did not find any other vehicle save the Tata Sumo that Bamjan and his aides had boarded during its Thursday night’s security check. This is the first time that Bamjan was caught leaving the Halkhoria forest.

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Maha sambodhi Dharma Sangha shall be able to radiate like a rainbow in his body through deep meditation. Kishore, KTM

Let remind that he is named as Sambodhi Dharma Sangha although his early name given by his parents was Ram Bomjom and by his Guru Som B Lama was Palden Dorje. Once he got hsi enlightenment he is recorded as Sambodhi Dhrama Sangha. So I guess this is not fake. There could be some administrative procedure to adopt. Let us not defame like that. If you are a honest Nepali, let us be honest for the good sake. Nepal is already internally defamed for various reasons. Even the media is not fine. Kishore, KTM

Buddha Boy should stay in the forest and meditate like Buddha. Buddha Boy is not Buddha if he does not act like Buddha and meditate uninterruptedly in the forrest. Buddha Boy needs to defeat all the armies of Maras commanded by the brahmin, chetri and newars. Only when he defeats these devils of the ruling class will he get the enlightenment of Buddha. Then he will not be Buddha Boy anymore. He will be Buddha Man. All the liberated peoples of Nepal can come to him to learn meditation. Until that time he needs to put down all worldy concerns of identity papers and just concentrate on meditation. I am Buddha Phupu. Buddha Phupu is telling truth to Buddha Boy. parbati lama, boston, USA

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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Police on Wednesday detained Asmahamad Ansari, VDC Secretary of Ratanpuri, Bara for issuing a fake birth certificate to Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as the Little Buddha.

VDC Secretary Ansari is accused of recommending citizenship certificate to Bamjan by forging a birth certificate in the name of Dharma Sangh, a body formed for his protection.

According to CDO Birendra Kumar Yadav of Bara, Ansari has been handed over to the district police office for necessary investigation in connection with the birth certificate forgery case, against which Bamjan’s family had moved the administration.

Ansari has pleaded guilty.

Born on April 9, 1990, Bamajan’s birth was registered in the name of Ramlal about 17 years ago. But, about two months ago, the dharma sangh made a fake birth registration under its name from Ratanpuri. Ever since the forged birth certificate was made, the sangh has been demanding that Bamjan be issued a citizenship certificate on the basis of his recent birth registration.

To press for the fulfilment of their demand, the sangh has also hit the street of late. Yesterday, police clashed with Bamjan’s supporters who were obstructing the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section, which left some of Bamjan’s supporters and security personnel injured.

 

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Bamjan’s aides yet to be charged

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Police are yet to take action against Ram Bahadur Bamjan’s aides who allegedly held two women captive for ‘distracting’ the Buddha Boy during his meditation.

Members of Bodhi Shrawan Sangh recently freed the two women –– one Nepali and the other Slovak national –– after allegedly keeping them in captivity for three months. Although the Slovak woman, identified as ‘Marichi’, told police that she was chained in captivity, police said they lack enough evidence to press charges against the Sangh.

Bodhi Shrawan released Marichi and the Nepali women on Sunday and Tuesday respectively. Following their release, police handed over Marichi to the Immigration Department.

“We have not initiated any action as the women did not formally file a case against Bamjan’s aides,” said Inspector KP Sharma of Area Police Office.

Sharma said police are conducting an investigation into the case. Bara Assistant Chief District Officer Chandra Bahadur Karki said probe into the incident was underway. Karki vowed to punish anyone found guilty of unlawfully detaining the two women.

Marichi –– whose passport bears the name Zsuzsana Takacs –– came to Nepal to see Ram Bahadur Bamjan.

She has been kept in the custody of Immigration Department in Kathmandu as her visa expired on June 3 last year.

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Bamjan’s aides free Slovak woman

  • Warned her not to speak
  • Whereabouts of another captive unknown

Added At:  2012-03-27 12:10 AM

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: A Slovak woman, who was being held captive by followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, nicknamed Buddha Boy, has been freed.

The 35-year-old woman, identified only as Marichi, was freed last night at around nine after mediapersons, police and locals raised questions about her abrupt disappearance about three months ago. Whereabouts of another woman from Sindhupalchowk, identified as Mata (nun), who is also being held captive by Bamjan’s followers, is still unknown.

The two women were taken hostage by the followers of Bamjan, who have formed Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh to what they say protect ‘Buddha Boy’, on charges of distracting the man in meditation in the Halkhoriya jungle.

Inspector KP Sharma of Area Police Office, Simara, who met Marichi at Lama Hotel this morning, told mediapersons that the Slovak woman looked tense. “She said she was kept in a tank in a ditch in Halkhoriya,” said Sharma.

Krishna Lama, who owns Lama Hotel, said a man identifying himself as Darshan Limbu from Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh had left her in the hotel. “He appeared out of the blue on a motorbike last night, dropped her and left,” said Lama. Marichi came to Nepal two years ago to pay visit to Bamjan, who has been meditating since 2005, but had gone missing since December 28.

A scared Marichi with a broken arm refused to talk to reporters and urged them not to photograph her. “I won’t say a thing; Sangh and Bamjan have forced me into the promise that I won’t open my mouth,” said Marichi who seems to have received injuries on her head as well.

She was too moved to speak when people close to her met her this morning. “She wept herself into a state of exhaustion as she said she was tortured,” said a local from Simara. “She said she felt like she was at death’s door.”

Marichi could not tell about the other missing woman. “They kept me in ignorance about the nun. She was kept captive somewhere else, not with me,” a local quoted her.

Bara SP Dan Singh Bohara said he had also interrogated Marichi and that investigation was under way.

Police later handed over Marichi to Birgunj-based Immigration Office as her one-year visa for Nepal has expired.

Though her visa had expired, the Slovak woman was meditating in the Halkhoriya jungle and during one of those days she was taken hostage by Bamjan’s followers accusing her ‘of being a witch’.

In custody for overstaying visa

KATHMANDU: A Slovak woman, who was freed by the followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan after keeping her hostage for about three months on Sunday night, was brought to Kathmandu on Monday. According to an official at the Department of Immigration, Marichi has been taken into custody as she has overstayed her visa. DoI officials did not allow media to talk to Marichi. However, according to Chegu Lama , a resident of Simara, who is assisting Marichi , she is in a state of distress and does not speak to anyone. Interestingly, Lama said she does not speak anything against Bamjan. In Simara, Marichi had said she wanted to return to Slovakia as soon as possible. She had also requested people close to her to help manage Rs 50,000 for her.

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Posted on: 2012-03-30 11:53:45

well this is insanity, no one can abduct anyone. This is the serious case of kidnapping and the woman harassing.Police have to search for another woman, do the case research.This is not a simple issues and cannot be ignored on the basis of his what so ever of being Buddha reputation. His all teaching goes in vain. kathy, kathmandu

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