Khalsa Council lawsuit update and Unto Infinity Board

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Thursday, April 01, 2010, 13:06 (4216 days ago) @ Gursant Singh
edited by Gursant Singh, Friday, April 16, 2010, 13:56

Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

Update Regarding Lawsuit, October 2, 2009
October 2, 2009
The Board of Directors of Sikh Dharma International has been diligently looking after SDI's interests in relation to Bibiji's subpoena ever since the subpoena was served on SDI in March, 2009. At that time, New Mexico attorney Tom Bird was retained and paid for by Unto Infinity to represent all of the nonprofit entities which received subpoenas and to move to quash the subpoenas, which means to have the court declare the subpoenas dissolved so no response would be required. In March, 2009, the SDI Board specifically asked Mr. Bird whether the Board needed to take any action in relation to Bibiji's position as a member of the Board in light of the subpoena and he advised the Board that "although her presence on the board might be awkward or uncomfortable, I did not believe that the subpoenas themselves created a duty to remove her." (included in SDS Packet) On May 2nd Bibiji provided a note to the Board briefly explaining the basis of her counterclaim. She also stated: "None of the subpoenas issued in the case are for any purpose of asserting any claim against SDI or any other non-party. I have asserted no claims against SDI or any other non-party." Attachment 2. SDI and the other subpoenaed entities are "non-parties" because they are not parties named in the lawsuit. The only parties to the lawsuit are the Trustees and Bibiji.

In court proceedings and filings in May and June, 2009 in response to the efforts to quash the subpoenas, Bibiji's attorney, Mr. Soni, raised issues related to ownership of the various corporations that he had raised in part in his April 25, 2008 letter to the Trustees' attorneys. As discussed below, Mr. Soni subsequently provided written and oral explanations of Bibiji's position, expressly stating that she was not seeking the return of any charitable contributions from the non-profits or making any claim against the non-profits' assets.

On June 25, 2009, the SDS wrote SDEI requesting that it address Bibiji's Board membership in light of the subpoena. The SDEI chairman, Deva Singh, wrote to Bibiji who forwarded the email to her attorney, Mr. Soni. In Mr. Soni's June 27, 2009 email to Deva Singh of SDEI, he stated; "The disclosure of the limited information sought is no threat to the entities from which the information is sought and no claim is being made against any of those entities." Attachment 3.

Beginning on June 30th, Roy Lambert, the attorney for UI and SDS, sent several emails advising SDI's Board to remove Bibiji both as a member of the Board of Directors and as the Bhai Sahiba of Sikh Dharma (an officer of SDI) unless she provided a General Release to the corporation. (included in the SDS Packet) A General Release is a document that confirms that the person signing it will no longer make any claims as to whatever is in the Release. The basis Mr. Lambert gave for removing Bibiji in these (and subsequent) emails to SDI was that she was supposedly making a claim against SDI and its assets, and that she therefore had a conflict of interest with SDI that made it inappropriate for her to remain as a member of SDI's Board. However as noted above and in particular further below, Bibiji (and her attorney) repeatedly have stated in writing that she is not making a claim against the nonprofits or their assets, that her subpoenas merely seek information, and that any claim for reimbursement to her half of the Living Trust as a result of excess donations by the Siri Singh Sahib to any of the nonprofits is to be paid from the Staff Trust and not by any of the nonprofits.

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