CASE 47-2018: Major Deepak Rao & Paramilitary group “Tao Zen Dojo” & Academy of Combat Fitness & UCCA Commando Combat Academy & ICS Fight Club Institute of Combat Studies
Proclamation on the President of India
December 6th, 2018
Dear H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind,
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights,
Considering that Major Deepak Rao has been declared Responsible for the Violation of International Buddhist Law, Violation of the Rights of the Buddhist Peoples, Violation of the Buddhist Ethical Precepts, Fraud, Militarism, Crimes against Peace, High Treason against the Dharma, Supreme Offense against the International Morality and the Sanctity of Life, and Human Rights Violation;
Recalling that Deepak Rao has been expelled as a member of the United Buddhist Nations Organization (UBNO), since this individual has carried out acts of misbehavior, defamation and even falsely claiming to be a Buddhist Master, in addition to the fact that Deepak Rao shows signs of paranoia and is also leading a paramilitary group that teaches to kill people, all of which constitutes a perversion within Buddhism;
Deeply concerned that Deepak Rao and his paramilitary group continue to attack the International Buddhist Community through cyber attacks, committing defamation acts and false accusations to generate discrimination, hatred and hysteria within Buddhism, all of which are violent attacks against peace and the integrity of the Buddhist Community but that also represent a huge damage to the reputation of the Indian Army, which has previously been asked to investigate and cancel the honorary degree of Major given to this individual;
Aware that the UBNO Constitution declares that those Buddhist Communities promoting violence shall be considered as terrorist organizations, so that the Supreme Council of World Peace decided that Major Deepak Rao and his paramilitary organization constitute a terrorist group;
Taking into consideration that there is international jurisprudence which demonstrates that cyber attacks constitute terrorist acts;
Analyzing that there is international jurisprudence showing that any attack against religious temples can be considered as terrorist acts and even war crimes, as is the case of the destruction of international cultural heritage analyzed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the trial against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi;
Examining that Major Deepak Rao has signed on multiple occasions that he accepted the jurisdiction of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee to resolve internal conflicts within the Buddhist Community, although he later decided to attack the Ethics Committee through threats and defamations;
Bearing in mind that the International Buddhist Ethics Committee is protected by ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples;
Showing consternation at the fact that Major Deepak Rao ignores that the International Buddhist Ethics Committee is protected by international human rights instruments, such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of 2007 (articles 5, 34 and 40 ) of which India is a signatory country;
- It is confirmed the fact that the International Buddhist Ethics Committee is constitutionally legal in India to resolve its internal affairs since it is a Panchayat system or self-government of the Buddhist Community.
- It is denounced the terrible fact that the International Buddhist Community is systematically attacked by a paramilitary member of the Indian Army.
- It is again declared that the Indian Army should immediately cancel Deepak Rao‘s Major degree, by recommending that this individual is subjected to psychiatric assessments and that he is not allowed to train members of the Army.
- It is stated that individuals like Ashin Wirathu and Major Deepak Rao want to destroy Buddhism, seeking to infiltrate themselves within Buddhist Communities in order to pervert spiritual integrity through their defamations and hate speech.
- Major Deepak Rao is condemned as Responsible for Terrorism.
- This Ethical Proclamation is invoked as an act of justice in the face of violations of International Buddhist Law and violations of International Human Rights Law, including invoking articles on fundamental rights of the very Constitution of India which Major Deepak Rao would be violating: article 19 Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech; article 25 Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion; article 26 Freedom to manage religious Affairs; article 30 Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions.
- It is stated that in the event that the Indian Army decides to protect and provide impunity for the attacks of Major Deepak Rao, then legal action will be taken against the Indian Army for human rights violations.
- Intervention by the President of India is requested in order to reach an adequate peaceful resolution of the conflicts.
This document was written twenty six centuries after the creation of the Buddhist Community.
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights