Asaram Bapu/ Ram rahim - Blind faith or religious loophole?

By Kriti Devrani
Jan 28 2019 3 min read

Asaram Bapu/Ram Rahim- Blind faith or religious loophole? "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. "The same happened in the case of Asaram Bapu and Ram Rahim.Let us first have a glimpse on what those cases were.Asaram Bapu, who has been in jail since August 31, 2013, was charged under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.In August 2013, Delhi police filed a case against Asaram Bapu on charges of raping a 16-year old girl in his Jodhpur Ashram. Reportedly, she was brought to Asaram on the pretext of curing her “evil spirits”. Asaram Bapu initially laughed off the incident in one of his satsangs. Asaram Bapu also tried to resist his arrest citing ill health and death of a relative. Finally, he was arrested on August 31, 2013.On 25 August 2017, Ram Rahim was convicted of rape by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court. His conviction led to widespread violence from members of the DSS, which left 31 –38 DSS members dead from clashes with police

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