Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was held guilty of raping a teen follower in 2013. The judgement was handed some time again but with the myriad of rape conditions all all-around its truly worth bringing his case. He was sentenced to existence in prison. His two accomplices were specified 20-calendar year jail terms. The victim’s attorney experienced previously opined that he predicted a life phrase for the accused. The Situations of India at that time had noted that the law enforcement had taken unparalleled stability measures to avert any violence by the supporters of the Godman. In a identical circumstance in Haryana, when godman Ram Rahim was convicted of rape, riots experienced erupted, and 23 were being killed.
The sentence was read out to the 77-12 months-outdated self-styled godman inside the jail. The law enforcement had also enforced part 44 of the IPC at Jodhpur railway station and other spots to prevent assembly of far more than 5 folks. Baba Asaram is also struggling with one more rape charge in Ahmedabad in which he has been accused of raping two teenage ladies in 2003.
Men and women like Asaram are the bane of India, and tens of their ilk proliferate the subcontinent. Asaram was a mere rickshaw puller until he acquired the notion of starting to be a godman.
He performed on the susceptibilities of Hindus and created up a remarkable subsequent. His web-site claims 40 million followers. The baba has ashrams spread all in excess of India and the environment. He has a significant next amongst the Indian diaspora in the United kingdom and United states of america.
The baba who was a penniless guy in the sixties has now prosperity managing into crores of rupees. His case is similar to an additional godman Ram Rahim who was equally convicted of rape and is serving a 10-year jail phrase in Haryana.
At that time it was alleged that the Haryana main minister Jagdish Khattar was just one of his followers and had not designed any stability preparations when crowds of his followersbegan to assemble all over the courtroom. This was a blunder as as soon as the verdict was introduced the group went berserk and in resultant violence about 23 had been killed.
This time the police experienced manufactured elaborate protection arrangements to thwart any violence.
Asaram has a broad next, and even the prime minister Narendra Modi is alleged to have attended his lectures and discourses. Many other political leaders had sought his blessings. A online video of the BJP ex-prime minister Atal Vajpayee has also surfaced that displays him dancing with Asaram.
Asaram is one among the hundreds of this sort of self-styled godmenwho are current in the subcontinent. Even in Pakistan, a Muslim Sufi pir was arrested for impregnating above 300 women in a false claim that he could make a girl have a son. The ladies flocked to him and ended up on the “noor bed”for intercourse with him.
The bubble of styled godmen is pricked as now the general public is acknowledging that such gentlemen are only interested in sexual favors on bogus claims of salvation.