Ban alleged sexual predators in the Carnatic industry from getting a visa to the USA.

Ban alleged sexual predators in the Carnatic industry from getting a visa to the USA.

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concerned carnatic started this petition to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Petition the USCIS and U.S. Embassy and consulates to revoke any current or future visas for Chitraveena N Ravikiran, O S Thyagarajan, Mannargudi A Easwaran, Thiruvarur Vaidyanathan and Srimushnam V Raja Rao, Nagai Srirama and R Ramesh from ever visiting the US.

When organizations do not take the appropriate action to protect our children after complaints are made and concerns are raised, we as residents and fellow rasikas of the United States of America need to exercise our constitutional right of free speech to raise our concerns to the regulatory staff. For decades, carnatic performers from India under the guise of teaching and performing have come to the US and taken advantage of our kindness, generosity and naivete as NRIs. Starting with the biggest problem (Cleveland Aradhana), this "non profit" has profited off Indians in the US who are simply seeking to do the best for their children. 

Now, the MeToo movement has been met with resistance and denial from the chief of the organization VV Sundaram. Music Academy has the strength and courage to ban these sick musicians and even our own "leaders" in the carnatic community are not able to show the same strength.

https://scroll.in/latest/899575/metoo-impact-chennais-music-academy-drops-seven-musicians-from-december-cultural-season?fbclid=IwAR21LJSsLNeruYDFU9rbQtmfSy8raK8xvbp2yWHx1xlg-AhDZ2Uo0vHNy8M

Even worse, despite Sundaram himself acknowledging that there are 4 first hand confirmed cases of sexual molestation on children in the recent past, the individuals in question have not been reported to the police and continue to be kept a secret!

https://www.facebook.com/veeravanallur.sundaram

This is unacceptable and no alleged criminal should be funded from India to be hosted on our dime and to interact with our children in any capacity. Ravikiran is in the US right now ... while all this is happening.

We have excellent carnatic musicians in the US and don't need any talent from India to come take our resources and put our children at risk. Make your voice heard today.

If you choose to stay silent, our children will continue to be at risk and the guru shishya relationship will continue to worsen and be abused. Is this what you moved to the US for? You as a parent, performer or carnatic student in the US, have the power to be heard today and sign this petition to USCIS to ban these alleged criminals from coming to the US and interacting with your child in any capacity. Put the sanctity of carnatic music and your child's safety first and foremost and boycott the money machine of Cleveland Aradhana and these "gurus".

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