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Tony Blair and Foreign Office: Don’t Rock
the Boat With India on Sai Baba
We know that at the most senior levels of the
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office British Labor MP Tony
Colman, former member for Putney, was abruptly told to back off
on Sai Baba because India as a world power must be placated.
Do 66 Hawk Class Jet Fighters
Really Protect The Young?
In 2000, the U.K. government made desperate
efforts to beat off its fierce aeronautical competitor the U.S. for a
contract to sell India fighter aircraft. Labor and Conservative lobbies
combined, and the sale of Britain’s 66 Hawk class jet fighters from BAS,
British Aeronautical Systems, worth over a billion pounds sterling
succeeded. In the midst of intense negotiations, the then Indian PM,
Atal Bihari Vajpayee wrote a public letter defending Sai Baba, and met
Blair at the prime minister’s official country residence Checkers
Trade Preoccupation Threatens U.K.
Citizens, Young and Old
We found that Blair himself ordered the Fraud
Squad of the London Metropolitan Police actions to desist from further
investigation of Sai Baba related matters, on the grounds that these
were “International matters”. The British government - with intense
participation of Labour Friends of India and Conservative Parliamentary
Friends of India and the Indo-British Parliamentary Group - was far more
interested in trade bonanzas with India than in investigating
consequences of entanglement with Sai Baba to many British citizens.
Will India Be a Morally Impotent
The Indian media is often emasculate and cowed,
and has a shocking record of suppression in matters adverse to Sai Baba.
With a rare exception like India Today, it has been
afraid to move on Sai Baba. Only recently, in the face of continuing Sai
Baba exposures by the foreign media, did some of its media take a news
feed the Indo-Asian News Service, one of whose
journalists, Sudeshna Sarkar (an Indian domiciled in Nepal) undertook
some investigations in London at the time of Paul Lewis’s
story, November 4, 2006, in The Guardian,
‘The Indian living god, the paedophilia claims and the Duke of Edinburgh