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1997 suit against me being pursued aggressively after Nobel: Kailash Satyarthi

In his plea filed this week, child rights activist Satyarthi, requested the court to direct the complainants to furnish security for the costs incurred or likely to be incurred by him and his wife to defend themselves.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 3, 2015 5:01 am

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has filed a plea before a Delhi court, stating a 1997 civil suit accusing him of misappropriation of funds is “malafide” and the complainants “aggressively” started pursuing proceedings after he was awarded the prestigious prize.

The plea was filed before Additional District Judge Kamini Lau in the pending suit filed against Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha by Mukti Pratisthan Trust and four trustees. They have alleged Satyarthi and his wife embezzled huge sums of money belonging to the trust by maintaining false accounts.

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In his plea filed this week, child rights activist Satyarthi, who got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, requested the court to direct the complainants to furnish security for the costs incurred or likely to be incurred by him and his wife to defend themselves.

“In case any cost of proceedings are awarded, it will not be possible for defendants to recover the same from plaintiffs as they do not possess any sufficient movable property within India from which they can realise the costs. The plaintiffs do not own any assets from which the defendants may be able to realise the cost of proceedings,” Satyarthi’s application said, alleging that the complainants had misappropriated trust properties for their own benefit.

The complainants had earlier submitted to the court that they could not bear even half the cost of a chartered accountant to be appointed by them to look into the accounts of the trust.

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  1. K
    Oct 3, 2015 at 5:48 am
    Most activists who end up getting various awards are there for the money. They just use smarter means to get there. Look at Malala's case for example. The w gameplan of the father was to give press releases on behalf of his daughter. The daughter cannot speak. But the father has been training her from school days to deliver parrot-fashio speeches. The father's w plan seemed to be to migrate to Britain. Every stani wants to get to Europe somehow. I for one do not trust this Satyarthi at all. If someone has filed a case, there must be a strong reason. Investigate this man thoroughly. DO not hold back in investigations just because he has got a prize.
    1. G
      Nov 19, 2015 at 10:17 am
      it is not a good idea to malign the people who have got the prizes just because they have the prize that other people do not have. It is a good idea to be discreet in the criticism of the prize holders and big personality that is beyond the scope of criticism for the m consumption of persons of different abilities since there is no responsibility of the people who are not reading the correct articles related to the division of opinions on the cl of the action that has been brought to understand the money donated for the causes whether they are the response to the god of things.
      1. Kailash Vishnu
        Oct 15, 2015 at 5:46 am
        This Kailash Satyarthi is a total fraud and anti-India activist hence West has been promoting him for a long time. How did Kailash Satyarthi's road to pority and his camaraderie with Western Powers got him Nobel Prize, other awards and a lot of Money over the decades? Various former and current journalists have written on the 'dark side' of Mr. Satyarthi's activism where he pla in the hands of Foreign Governments and their lobbyists for a long time and used 'unethical ways and means' to serve Western Interests at the cost of India's interests. Senior Journalist of the Daily Pioneer Mr. Amitabh Shukla, Contributor at Forbes Ms. Megha Bahree, Researcher, Writer Freelance Journalist Sankrant Sanu, Former Reporter at Indian Express Mr. S Liaquat Ali, Journalist at OUTLOOK Mr. Mihir Srivastava all points out the 'not-so-noble side' side of Mr. Kailash Satyarti's Journey to Nobel Prize. These 3 major investigative reports will give you a clear view of "Unknown Side of Kailash Satyarthi". Please google search the reports mentioned below. 1. Please review this article by Amitabh Shukla, a Senior Editor The Pioneer with input from former Indian Express reporter S Liaquat Ali. 2. Please review this article on Forbes by Journalist Megha Bahari, iled, " My Experience With Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan Was Anything But Nobel-Worthy". 3. Please review this article by Journalist Mr. Mihir Srivastava with OUTLOOK that gives detailed account of Mr. Satyarthi's journey since 1980, and how he colluded with American Senator Tom Harkin and others when harsh conditions under GATT were being imposed on the developing world, heralding the advent of the WTO era. 4. Mr. Satyarthi's journey of working Western Governments goes way back. He has been working with Western Politicians, Christian NGOs for almost 3 decades now. 5. In 1995, Kailash Satyarthi was awarded Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. 6. A year later, in 1996, Kailash Satyarthi took his then 10 year old daughter Miss Asmita Satyarthi as a Witness to testify against India before USA Congressional hearing on child labor. US Government uses Witness during Congressional hearing and their testimonies against India to demonize and arm twist India at International Forums and trade negotiations. 7.This Congressional hearing was chaired by Congressman Joeseph Kennedy who's sister sister Kerry Kennedy was the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights which awarded Kailash Satyarthi in the previous year- 1995. (you connect the dots). 8. Many American power brokers including very influential Senator Tom Harkin, and others in the US and West in general, have closely worked with Kailash Satyarthi on India's policy matters.