We have community organization called Islamic Foundation. We have constitution
. It is very simple. Fifteen board members are elected by voting with the paid members and Chairman along with five member executive committee is elected by elected board members. Executive committee and chairman are responsible for the administration of institutions and make polices.
We have two annual gathering with 4-5 thousand members present. Normally it is the responsibility of Chairman to appoint MC for the program. We have one member(x) who has been doing that for many years.
This year during second gathering; Chairman wanted youth to conduct the program. One of the youth he wanted could not conduct the program so he requested me to conduct the program. I have conducted programs last year because (x) was out of town.
Before the program I mentioned to (x) that I will be conducting program today and he did not say much.
During program another board member(y) approached me and asked me why (x) is not conducting the program. I told him “He has been doing it for many years, he needs break and maybe he will do it next year.” Two months ago during our first annual gathering (x) has said to me: “I have been doing it for many years, I need a break. You should do this”
After the program (y) went to (x) and told him why you let A conduct the program. He translated that I told him that (x) asked me to conduct the program. (x) got all upset, started shouting in front of the people that he(x) did not ask me to conduct the program and that I lied.
One another board member (z); who was not even at the meeting requested emergency meeting narrating one sided story. This went to the board meeting. (x) Who is not even the board member has many supporters in the board including his own son. We had a discussion. The friends of (x) had already prepared written resolution before even listening to my story. When they were ready to vote myself and my three supporters left the meeting with leaving nine supporters of (x).
They passed the resolution that I lied and I should apologies to (x) and the board.
They also passed the resolution against Chairman that why he did not inform (x) and board about his decision to let me conduct the program.
We have large community. I am well respected board members in the community and I have been in the board for last 10 years. I have been chairman of the board in the past for three consecutive one year term.
It is very insulting and slandering. Board members were not present there. Can they pass such resolution humiliating board members for just political reasons?
What are my legal options to defend my dignity? I did not lie. I had no reason to lie. I only said he has been doing this for many years; he needs a break. May be he can do it next year.” The board humiliated me for political reasons. (x) was upset because he did not get to conduct the program and found reason to humiliate me in the community.
I am very upset with the board and all three members (x), (y) and (z).
(y) twisted my words and created trouble. I believe they purposely slandered and defamed me.