21 October, 2020

Uma Bharati

Cheee, chee, log kya kya gandi baath karte hain! Sabse kharab hai yeh akhbarwale

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Uma Bharati

Cheee, chee, log kya kya gandi baath karte hain! Sabse kharab hai yeh akhbarwale. They are godless themselves and insist on abusing even our fast-depleting existing gods. I was so angry at them for accusing one of our respected sants, Asaram Bapu, of rape, and that too of a minor girl. The unholy police of the Congress government in Rajasthan even had the gall to barge into Bapu’s ashram and pollute the holy ground, only to question him.

Yeh sab kya ho raha hai? How could anyone not believe in Asaram bhagwan’s greatness. Have we forgotten his wise words after the gangrape in Delhi last December, something to the effect that had the girl pleaded with the men not to harm her and called them bhaiyya, an incident could have been avoided. These are wise words which can apply to Indian women all over the country. Look at the Mumbai photojournalist girl who went to an abandoned textile mill compound and got raped. Why didn’t she remember Bapu’s advice and plead with the men to treat her as her sister? 

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