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Scabs Beneath the Serenity – II

August 14, 2013

We continue to present the information that was made available by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust to Imran Khan, reporter of the TEHELKA magazine and online news portal, before he wrote his story on the Sri Aurobindo Ashram titled ‘Scabs Beneath the Serenity, Scandal in the Ashram.‘ In our previous post we had presented information on the case of the Prasad sisters. In this post we continue looking at some of the allegations of sexual harassment that Imran Khan reported in his article.

Information provided by The Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust that Imran Khan chose to ignore:

Complaints by Debaki Rout against Dr. Dilip Kumar Datta, Physician-in-Charge of the Ashram Medical Services and one of the trustees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust

An inmate, Debaki Rout, had complained on 08.05.2007 against Dr. Dilip Kumar Datta the Physician-in-Charge of the Ashram Medical Services and one of the trustees of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust. The allegations included inter alia that she had faced sexual harassment by the fact that “he is busy to see female sex through M.R.I. photograph…”! As the complaint also included issues of medical negligence, the Ashram constituted a 4-member Committee, which included 3 medical professionals of eminence and the ex-Chairperson of the Puducherry State Social Welfare Board. Please find her allegations in Annexure AIII of the report dated 20.01.2008 of the Enquiry Committee, which is attached as Annexure-Query3-D. The findings and the recommendations of the enquiry report are available in sections F & G of the report.

Does Imran Khan agree with the aggrieved Debaki Rout that a physician’s medical examination of a female body that might include her private parts through M.R.I. photographs is tantamount to sexual abuse and harassment? If not, why does Imran Khan pay heed to such nonsensical allegations? Is sensationalism really more important that truth? Is Debaki Rout not the sickly scab that requires treatment?


– The Well-wishers of Sri Aurobindo Ashram – 


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