The media have been banned from attending and covering the funeral service of Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha , Satnayaran Maharaj. News of this emerged this morning, via a media statement issued by SDMS executive.
The reason behind the decision, according to the SDMS, is based on the behavior of an unnamed media practitioner, who allegedly disrespected religious proceedings at Mr. Maharaj’s wake on Sunday night.
“We do not wish to express which media house the reporter belonged to as it is not our intention to engage in any dispute with any fraction of the media.
However, having regard to our express request made to this media house and their lack of respect to the family’s wishes we (the family of Sri Satnarayan Maharaj and the SDMS executive) have decided that absolutely no media houses will be allowed on the Lakshmi Girls Hindu College compound on the day of the funeral (19/11/19) or the home of Sr Satnayaran Maharaj/ his family at any time.
The SDMS/press liaison will continue to be Sri Dinesh Rambally should there be any questions concerning the arrangements in relation to Sri Satnayaran Maharaj’s funeral.”SDMS Executive.