Reportedly the Ministry of External Affairs on friday stated that it has cancelled the passport of rape accused self-styled godman Nithyananda and has rejected his application for a fresh one. Meanwhile the MEA stated that his passport was due for renewal in september 2018 but was cancelled much before that and was not renewed. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, speaking to the media “He applied for a fresh passport but his application was rejected because he could not get necessary clearance from the police. We've sensitised all our missions and posts that this man is wanted in several cases of crime. We have asked our missions to sensitize the local government".
Furthermore he also stated that though Nithyananda claims to have ‘founded a country,’ opening a website and creating a country are two different things. A statement from an embassy official in New delhi said "The Embassy of ecuador categorically denies the statement, wherever published, that self-styled Guru Nithyananda was given asylum by ecuador or has been helped by the government of ecuador in purchasing any land or island in south America near or far from Ecuador".
Moreover according to the embassy, Nithyananda left for haiti as soon as refugee status was denied. haiti is an island nation in the Caribbean. It added "Moreover, ecuador denied the request for international personal protection (refuge) made by Mr. Nithyananda before ecuador and later on, Mr. Nithyananda left ecuador presumably on his way to Haiti". Perhaps when asked about possible extradition proceedings against Nithyananda, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the ministry has not received any request about the same.