Samkhya Edamaruku CNN-IBN Contributor – Bias Exposed

Samkhya Edamaruku CNN-IBN Contributor – Bias Exposed
Ex-Devotees Of Sathya Sai Baba (particularly Barry Pittard) have been quick to reference an article written by Samkhya Edamaruku that was published on CNN-IBNLive on August 1st 2008 entitled “Self-Styled Godmen Under Increasing Scrutiny”. The article in question made a casual slur against Sathya Sai Baba that said:

The Sathya Sai Baba of Puthaparthi too has faced allegations of sexual abuse and exposes on the alleged gimmicks behind his miracle acts. (Ref)

An internet search for the name Samkhya Edamaruku reveals a carefully guarded secret. Samkhya Edamaruku has never been referenced or referred to by his full name on any rationalist or atheist website, including those of his father, Sanal Edamaruku.

Sanal Edamaruku is the founder-president and editor of Rationalist International and the president of the Indian Rationalist Association (which is so professional, it is hosted on blogger). Sanal Edamaruku has been active in the Rationalist Association from the age of 15. He has been the General Secretary of the Indian Rationalist Association since 1983, and has been the editor of its mouthpiece Modern Freethinker. His father was Joseph Edamaruku who was a well known militant rationalist from Kerala, India.

Samkhya Edamaruku is also a rationalist and atheist who uses CNN-IBN to disguise and peddle his rationalistic, atheistic and anti-guru views to the unsuspecting public. As a matter of fact, Samkhya Edamaruku has worked closely with his father and K.M. Sunny in rationalist exposures and campaigns throughout India.

In the Rationalist International bulletin #48, Ritu Sehgal said:

The sadhu and his disciple are Sunny and Samkhya, two of the many rationalist activists who have been trained to perform all famous “miracles” of gurus and godmen in order to debunk them. (Ref)

The following pictures (0102) show Samkhya Edamaruku in action at an anti-superstition campaign in Makkanpur (a village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh):

Samkhya Edamaruku Fake Pranams

Samkhya Edamaruku Fake Pranams

Samkhya Edamaruku On Nail Bed

Samkhya Edamaruku On Nail Bed

Samkhya Edamaruku Picture Links

Samkhya Edamaruku Picture Links

Therefore, when Samkhya Edamaruku wrote, “the Sathya Sai Baba of Puthaparthi too has faced allegations of sexual abuse and exposes on the alleged gimmicks behind his miracle acts”, he was maliciously and knowingly pushing his bias and anti-guru agenda on CNN-IBN / IBNLIve (as well as soliciting publicity for his father, Sanal Edamaraku). This type of questionable journalism is indeed shameful.

To Date: Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) been charged with any crime, sexual or otherwise and not even one alleged victim has attempted to file a basic police complaint or court case against the him in India (the only place where courts would have jurisdiction over Sai Baba as an individual defendant). Ironically, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy (two of the main spokespersons for the Anti-Sai Movement) believe even after their defection that Sathya Sai Baba posseses genuine paranormal powers, can materialize apports and is psychic (Ref).

Also see:
‘Great Tantra Challenge’ Hoax? Rationalist International, India TV & Sanal Edamaruku

Important Related Links:

The Truth About The Alleged Sathya Sai Baba ‘Sex Scandal’
Alaya Rahm Self-Dismissed His Own Lawsuit Against The SSB Society
Alaya Rahm – A 6-Year-Long Daily User Of Illegal Street Drugs And Alcohol
A Scathing Response To Critics About Alaya Rahm’s Failed Lawsuit
The Truth About The ‘Secret Swami’ Program
The ‘Open Letter’ To The Prashanti Council – Defamations Addressed
Prof. Venkataraman Writes About The Sai Controversy

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