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Re: Allegations about election procedure in Indian Section

Jun 11, 2009 07:28 AM
by seeker_preethi


Hi MKR,

"The Indian Section challenged the allegations. These allegations made the
membership in the Indian Section both sad and felt deeply hurt. This, will
make it difficult for a long time for anyone from the West to be elected as
the president, because of the overwhelming number of members in the Indian
Section." -- your quote below.

Are you predicting the results of the next election? We are talking about the next one in seven years, aren't we? Seven years is a long time to forget and forgive grouses, don't you think?

Preethi



--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
>
> Allegations about election procedure in Indian Section
> .
> Soon after the election result was announced declaring the election of Radha
> Burnier, when everyone expected that now that the election is over and there
> would be unity within the leadership around the world so that TS can get on
> with its mission, everyone was in for a surprise. Some well known leaders on
> the losing camp, alleged that there were procedural problems in the voting
> and reporting in the Indian Section. These allegations were not
> substantiated and were untrue as later disclosures showed.
> .
> The Indian Section challenged the allegations. These allegations made the
> membership in the Indian Section both sad and felt deeply hurt. This, will
> make it difficult for a long time for anyone from the West to be elected as
> the president, because of the overwhelming number of members in the Indian
> Section.
> .
> Indian Section has the largest membership and is growing while the
> membership outside India is either stagnant or going down. All past
> presidents were fully aware of the need for full support from the hearts of
> the membership in India for anyone who wants to lead. TS is a fully
> autonomous organization and hence leaders cannot act like the leaders in
> commercial organizations. They need support from the hearts of members.
> .
> The only retraction of the allegation I have seen so far is a statement by
> Betty Bland on a little known Internet website. She stated:
> .
> '' .. I unknowingly misstated some dates in my most recent report about the
> 2008 Adyar Convention (â??Report from Adyar,â?? Quest, spring 2009). There were
> two deadlines for the 2008 election results to be turned in to the
> International Secretary. The first date, June 6, was the time by which all
> sections should have their votes in or they would be further solicited; the
> second date was the absolute deadline of June 28. A two-week extension, to
> July 12, was granted to the Indian Section, but they did not use it.''
> .
> The above raises some points. On matters of details, every reporter knows
> that they verify them from two independent sources. Then, before publishing
> them, they contact the target and ask for their comments. These are done to
> make sure the facts are accurate, because the credibility of the reporter is
> involved. These days, it is very easy and cheap to pick up a phone and make
> an international call. On important matters, every businessman/woman knows,
> telephone works best. In addition, while Betty was in Adyar for the
> convention and GC meeting, she could have personally asked the head of the
> Indian Section and the International Secretary about the allegation. If
> these had been done, the matter could have been put at rest months ago.
> .
> Also on a serious allegation such as the above, when entire membership is
> affected, quick clear cut public apology is what is expected and works.
> Publishing a statement quoted above in a little known website does not help,
> IMHO.
> .
> Now it is upto each member to make a call.
> .
> MKR
> .
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> 
> 
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>





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