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 boys halt transport seeking citizenship for him

Bamjan boys halt transport seeking citizenship for him

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Added At:  2012-06-09 10:32 PM

   Last Updated At: 2012-06-09 10:32 PM

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

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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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

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Added At:  2012-06-14 12:50 AM

Last Updated At: 2012-06-14 12:50 AM

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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