Monday, May 30, 2016
TISI Sangam denounces 'disgruntled members' and 'hooliganism'
The Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam has released the following statement following an aborted meeting on Saturday, that involved police. We publish the release as provided to us:
The Annual General Meeting of the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI Sangam) scheduled for 10am today at the Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College in Nadi was cancelled late Saturday afternoon after police issued an Order NOT to hold the AGM following serious threats at the Then India Valibar Sangam (TIV) meeting yesterday.
Despite the cancellation of the meeting by the official TISI National Board, a very few limited disgruntled members of Sangam who incited tension and hooliganism through threats of harm at the TIV meeting called their supporters for a unsanctioned meeting around 11.30 am at the Nadi Special Education School today.
We make it abundantly clear these disgruntled members led by the Past President Dorsami Naidu, (who lost the election in year 2011) Area Vice President North Western (TISI) Parveen Kumar Bala and Area Vice President Southern (TISI) Raja Kumaran have no locus standi or legal basis and status to call their meeting an Annual General Meeting of TISI Sangam.
These individuals through their servants and agents and supports attempted to break into the Nadi Sangam College through bolt cutters & grinder and attempted to break in only to be foiled by the police.
Hooliganism and abuse of the rule of law has no place in a civilized society. And TISI Sangam, which has always strictly adhered to the rule of law, is no exception.
If they can condone illegality, hooliganism and abuse of the rule of law, then how can they be trusted to run Sangam?
Today’s so-called unsanctioned meeting is in defiance of Sangam’s constitution and has no legal basis. It is being conducted without the presence of the current official office bearers who preside over such a meeting.
Its attendance is also questionable as the membership status of those in the meeting cannot be determined by the Sangam’s Head Office and the Returning Officer.
We wish to advice our members that all current office bearers continue in office. A National Council of Management meeting will be called on later date for a redress of what has transpired.
Any election of office bearers by today’s bogus purported AGM/Meeting is unlawful illegal and boarders on criminality.
National President TISI Sangam Fiji