Havyaka Okoota wants govt to appoint administrator to Ramachandrapura math

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-06-14 19:55 Bengaluru: Akhila Havyaka Okoota, Bengaluru, has urged the state government to appoint an administrator to Sri Ramachandrapura Math as the present pontiff Raghaveshwara Bharati had been tainted with charges of rape.In a latter to chief minister Siddaramaiah, the organisation said that Raghaveshwara Bharati had no moral right to continue even though he had been cleared of rape charges by the court. “Raghaveshwara Bharti has no moral right to head the math,” members said and asked the CM to look into their demands.In a recent meeting held in Bengaluru, Okoota members had accused the pontiff and his followers of resorting to rowdyism whenever members questioned the morality of thepontiff. At a meeting held this month in Brasanda, near Sagara, Shivamogga district, members debating over appointment an administrator were reportedly threatened by the pontiff's disciples and followers, with one member, Dr TT Hegde, a senior citizen and philanthropist, even being assaulted. "The supporters had seer's blessings when they attacked the community members," the members alleged."Assaulting people is a new-found weapon of the seer and his followers to silence those talk about the alleged rape charges," said the members.​