Barry Pittard's Letter to SS Org., Australia
Author: Barry Pittard
Thursday, November 27, 2003
Note: Here is
my letter to Sri T. Ramanathan and the Executive of the Australian
Sathya Sai Organisation It was emailed last Saturday, 22, 2003. I
asked the Webmaster to immediately confirm receipt. No such
confirmation has come, although the Webmaster (Chris Parnell, an 'old'
co-worker of mine in the publishing arm at Sai Towers in Puttaparthi) is
well-known to be prompt in his responses).
Webmaster (Chris Parnell?),
kindly forward this email. I would like to ensure that each of the
Executive Members receives it.
confirm that you have received this email.
Members, Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia-Papua New Guinea
and T. Sri
Regional Central Coordinator
Sathya Sai Organisation
Australia & Papua New Guinea
43/84, St. Georges Crescent
Drummoyne NSW 2047
Australian website of the Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia and
Papua New Guinea, public accusations against me appear
in notices found on the pages at:
Under the signature T. Sri Ramanathan,
Regional Central Coordinator Sathya Sai Organisation Australia and
Papua New Guinea, these notices refer to me
in a manner that is opined by lawyers I have consulted who are
specialists in these matters to be defamatory and actionable. I may
also suggest that, in the moral and spiritual context, they are
accusations are provably untrue, and furthermore you published on the
World Wide Web, for all to see, a private unlisted address which you
seem to have obtained by some extraordinary means, by which action you
violate common and natural ethics concerning privacy in this country.
from my own situation, you have, as can only be expected, both hurt my
family members and, in exposing a private address to the world, run
heartless risks of causing a security vulnerability, especially since
I am involved in spearheading the work of international exposure of
Sathya Sai Baba and those in his organisation who refuse the normal
democratic open channels of accountability.
that you withdraw these website references forthwith.
At the same
time, I also require that in a News posting you announce,
in a well-displayed part of
this same official website of the Sathya Sai Organisation of Australia
and Papua New Guinea, that your accusations
against me have been withdrawn because
there are no Sathya Sai Baba devotees within your Organisation who are
able to demonstrate contact by me such as you have stated in your two
notices. That is the fact, unless you have members ready to perjure
If, within a
few days of my sending this communication to you, I find that you take
no steps to see (i) that the notices are removed, and (ii) that you
post a retraction, I shall take further action as I deem appropriate
in consultation with my most eminent legal advisors.
In the Bcc:
section of this email, I have included several outstanding public
names and authorities who will attest to the sending of this
communication to you.