Hindu Monastery Faces Eviction - HAF Files Amicus Brief Supporting Saraswati Mandir

December 21, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation


WASHINGTON, DC (December 21, 2007) - Monks from a Hindu Ashram (monastery) in New Hampshire are under the imminent threat of eviction today amidst allegations of fraudulent lending practices by a Virginia based lender, G&G, LLC. Eviction proceedings were initiated against the Saraswati Mandiram, a New Hampshire based Hindu Ashram situated on a one hundred acre tract of land north of Boston, and the ashram's resident head priest, Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj, over a year ago. Pandit Ramsamooj has argued that G&G breached its contract with the ashram by violating and failing to abide by the terms of their mortgage agreement. The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) joined the legal effort on the ashram's behalf today submitting an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire where the case is to be heard early next year.