ISKCON Refuse to Acknowledge Bangalore’s Book Distribution Scores!
ISKCON Bangalore again topped the world book distribution figures. After finishing first in 2001, it again took top honours for 2002, and this time with an even higher margin. However, the powers that be in ISKCON have seen to it that this news will not become official. Last November, seeing that ISKCON Bangalore had topped the World Sankirtan Newsletter every single month that year, they sent us the following letter…
From: Mayapur@aol.com [mailto:Mayapur@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 2:12 AM
Subject: Re: Points Scores for the month of September – 2002
Thanks for sending in your scores.
It seems that everyone has given up hope that your temple would remain in
ISKCON. Since you have gone to such trouble to separate yourself from ISKCON
it is no longer necessary to send in your scores until you rejoin ISKCON.
ys, Mayapur Sasi dasa
ISKCON’s World Sankirtan Newsletter
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Please note the following:
1) There is currently a court case going on in which both the plaintiff
(ISKCON Karnataka) and the defendant (ISKCON Bombay) agree that ISKCON
Bangalore is very much part of ISKCON. The only dispute is over which
governing body controls ISKCON Bangalore. The trial for this case began in
June, is currently taking place, and will continue for sometime. Judgements
given so far at the lower court, High Court and Supreme Court have all
accepted that ISKCON Bangalore is a part of ISKCON.
2) Thus your statement below is:
* Contrary to the facts as established by a court of law;
have never asserted we have left ISKCON, but actually claim we are very much
part of ISKCON. That indeed is their whole case!;
3) Hence your statement is a very good piece of evidence for us to use to
prove that the GBC’s case in court is contradictory and sub-judice, since
they are now taking a stand contrary to what they have stated in court.
4) Since, however, we have not left ISKCON we of course are happy to
contribute to the ISKCON sankirtan newsletter.
If I do not hear from you, or if you continue to decline our scores, then we
will be more than happy to introduce your e-mail in court.
Satya Gaura Chandra Das,