SD: Recently an older devotee was repeatedly stabbed here in Mayapur. Sadhu das from Argentina was attacked five five goondas sent by a so-called devotee to kill him. Sadhu prabhu is recovering in a Kolkata hospital. The culprits have been arrested. Unfortunately Mayapur is becoming more and more like a ghetto and the land mafia is prospering. Very unsafe place at the moment.
PADA: We also heard that some pilgrims' riding on a bus were attacked, going to Mayapura. Then again a woman was killed in Vrndavana in order to take over her property. Yep, post-1977 ISKCON has become a haven for criminals, and this attracts more criminals, etc. Meanwhile, the building in Mayapura is not hardly being built since they are using the money to sue us. That means, the GBC gurus are not going to spend money to increase the security over there.
A CNN news woman recently did a segment on their International news broadcast, how she was groped and fondled by a large group of men while making a news program over there. She was shocked that no one was helping her. In sum, it seems that travel safety in India is deteriorating. And it seems the GBC guru program has no apparent interest or ability to improve the safety of its pilgrims. Then again, there are those who say some of these GBC gurus are in cahoots with local India thugs, gangs and MAFIA guys over there. Anyway, a bit of caution should be used while making a pilgrimage over there. ys pd