Nithyananda's fictional country shows up at UN meeting
By Dharmesh Patel
1 March 2023
Fictional country USK's representatives appeared at a UN meeting on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The USK was founded by fugitive self-styled 'godman' Nithyananda, who is accused of sexual abuse in India.
The USK representatives demanded protection for the "Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH)," claiming he is being "persecuted."
CESCR is a group of 18 independent experts that oversees the implementation of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by State parties.
The USK representative spoke about Nithyananda's "intense persecution and human rights violation for reviving the indigenous traditions and lifestyle of Hinduism."
Kailasa, located off the coast of Ecuador, is believed to have its own constitution, economic system, passport, flag, emblem, and bank.
Nithyananda is charged with numerous offences under the Indian Penal Code, including rape, torture, kidnapping, and unlawful confinement of children.
The USK is not one of the 193 nations that the UN recognises.