25 October, 2020

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How much can rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim singh's followers pay for 'blessed' items? Aroma in the name of RSS leader Indresh Kumar? Cath all the juicy tidbits...

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Many Hues Of Ram Rahim

Now that Dera Sacha Sauda chief, who goes by the many-barrelled name Baba Guru Ram Rahim Singh Insaan, has been convicted of rape, the media has gone on overdrive to clinica­lly examine each and every aspect of the Dera’s activities.  Their guru exposed, many followers and their relatives are now crying foul over the Dera’s activities. The guru would bless objects which would later be auctioned to followers. A follower paid Rs 10 lakh for ten bricks ‘blessed’ by Ram Rahim. Then there was the case of a dried red chilli, which was auctioned for Rs 35,000. Also, apparently, Dera men known as ‘bangidas’ would pressurise followers ‘emotionally’ to donate land and money to the Dera.

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