NCW member visits Isha yoga centre

Coimbatore, Aug 17: A National Commission for Women (NCW) team today visited the Isha Yoga Centre here to confirm the veracity of letters sent to it by two women sanyasins stating that they were staying in the centre on their own volition and not forcibly as alleged by their parents.

NCW member Sushma Sahu met Mathi and Maayu and recorded their version about the contents of the letters, Isha sources said. Sahu left the city for Delhi in the afternoon, police said. The two women had written to the commission stating that they were staying there on their own volition and nobody had forced them, Isha sources claimed.


The mother of the women, who were known as Geetha and Latha before taking sanyas, had moved a habes corpus petition in the Madras High Court alleging that her daughters had been brain washed and forced to stay at the yoga centre.

However, local principal district judge and superintendent of police who went to the Centre and recorded the statements of the two women last week on the directions of the high court informed the court that they were staying on their volition.


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