Dehradun Ashram in danger

We need help and request Uttarakhand Government to protect Shri Shivabalayogi Ashram,180-C, Rajpur Road, Dehradun from land Mafia people who claim using Lt Gen Hanut Singh for political gains.

The MLA, who is raising issue aganst Shri Shivabalayogi Ashram, is criminally charged for attacking women sadhvi of our ashram. Criminal case is in process against MLA in the court. How could a political party give ticket to a person who is criminally charged.

An appeal for our existence. Shri Shivabalayogi Ashram 180C Rajpur Rd, Dehradun is in danger. Land Mafia, MLA Manoj Rawat with his associate who claim to be heirs of Hanut Singh using General's name for political gains and usurping Ashram property.

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Devotees and Trustees of Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Trust Dehradun are appealing for support to defend the noble institution established for the public good by beloved Guru Shri Shivabalayogi Swamiji. His aim was to provide a sanctuary open to all without discrimination for the practice of meditation and sadhana for peaceful and harmonious living.

In recent years, devotees and residents of the Dehradun Ashram have faced increasing disturbances, threats and outright violence created by Nripendra Singh, who was forcefully occupying the annex guesthouse building on Ashram land. Claiming to be the nephew of the late General Hanut Singh, who was a bachelor and did not have any family, Nripendra has been constantly attempting to encroach onto Ashram property through illegal constructions and by bringing in anti-social elements to disrupt the peace of the Ashram.

In 2013, Nripendra Singh and his associates organised an attack on Ashram residents. The present sitting MLA for Kedarnath, Manoj Rawat; Bharat Bhushan Garg; Robin Singh; Ajay Rawat and Mahipal Singh were those associates. They assaulted and molested the female sadhvi of the Ashram and had beaten up the Ashram staff. They had even threatened Ashram residents that they should leave the Ashram or else they would lose their lives.

This MLA is using his official powers to pressure and manipulate the entire situation for their own personal greed. To usurp the land, they are using the late General’s name and claiming that there is a ‘samadhi’ at this building in Dehradun. In actual fact, there is no samadhi here. The General was cremated at Kankhal (Haridwar) (see photos). Addtionally the Army is constructing a memorial to the General in his native place of Jasol, Barmer District. A T55 tank and 7-foot metal statue in combat dress have been sanctioned by 1 Poona Horse regiment (see news item in Times of India, dated 17 December 2017, link:…/articles…/61990817.cms ). A white marble statue of the General is already installed there which Nripendra Singh and Manoj Rawat are claiming is installed in Dehradun, but in actual fact that statue is in Jasol, Barmer District, Rajasthan.

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In 2010, Nripendra Singh started construction of a 3-storey building next to the house where General Hanut was staying. It was sealed in 2012 by Municipal Authorities because it was an encroaching illegal construction and presently lies unfinished.

In a 2013 ruling, following official measurements of the lay of the land, the City Magistrate of Dehradun ruled that the land on which the annex guesthouse building had been constructed actually belonged to the government. However, the plan of the annex building had been passed by City Board in 1983 in the name of Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Trust and was exempted from house tax because of the charitable status of Shivabalayogi Ashram.

Now, Ashram is facing trouble from all sides. Nripendra and the MDDA are both claiming the Ashram land to be theirs. Both claims are absolutely baseless and false claims. The existence of the Ashram is in danger.

The Ashram appeals for justice. The truth and facts should be seen by the government, authorities, press and media who should bring the truth to light and let truth prevail.

People who are claiming that General's samadhi is in the Ashram, this video is proof of the General's body being taken out of the Ashram premises for cremation in Kankhal, Haridwar.


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