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Human Rights European Parliament

EU- India cooperation: joint projects with Sai Baba, alleged child molestation

   Tue 21/08/2001

Last year, Unesco pulled out of a conference it was planning with the Institute of Sathya Sai Education citing "deep concern about widely-reported allegations of sexual abuse involving youths and children that have been levelled at the leader of the movement in question, Sathya Sai Baba".

Can the Commission confirm that no EU funding has gone or will go and that joint projects will not be undertaken with organisations linked to Sai Baba until the controversy has been cleared up?

Will the Commission raise the issue of the allegations at the EU-India summit scheduled for 23 November 2001 and ask assurances that the Indian Government is investigating the allegations?