By Kim Boodram
January 15, 2014 – trinidadexpress.com
Satnarayan Maharaj, secretary general of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), yesterday blamed the death of Pennywise stores heiress, Dian Paladee, at the hands of her former husband, on an “anger” that has settled on the country.
Maharaj, a friend of the Paladee family, was at the time addressing a celebration and Hindu ‘satsang” (prayer) for the slain teacher, at El Dorado Hindu Primary School, where she taught.
He stated further that there exists today a section of the population that is not from the land, which does not understand local culture.
Maharaj, who earlier said that he was not making a “political” statement, said another attempt is being made to illegally overthrow the Government.
“A quarter of the people in this land are not born in Trinidad,” he said.
“They don’t understand the evolution of the culture. When we say ‘no, remain in Jamaica’, they say ‘we will stop buying your soft drinks’. So we have no authority. People are coming in here who do not understand the culture, the various religions and the various ethnic groups and how we have lived together for 168 years. The end product is Dian Paladee.”