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India: Guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Followers Riot After His Rape Conviction

Reza Aslan should’ve interviewed this guy when he went to India along with Agoras.

Indian Guru Ram Rahim Singh, has all the markers of a charlatan who takes advantage of the followers of his sect in the same way that televangelists do in the US. The flamboyant Guru is also a self-styled “movie star,” and “singer.”

via. AlJazeera English

At least 28 people have been killed in India as violent protests erupted after a court convicted a self-styled “godman” of raping two female followers.

Friday’s verdict angered thousands of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s supporters who said he was innocent.

Singh was found guilty in a case dating back to 2002 at the headquarters of his Dera Sacha Sauda group in the northern town of Sirsa.

Supporters rampaged in response, setting fire to government buildings, attacking railway stations, petrol stations and television vans in towns across the northern states of Punjab and Haryana soon after the verdict was announced, witnesses said.

Hundreds of Indian police and soldiers patrolled Panchkula, the town where the court gave its verdict on Singh, as local officials feared an outbreak of violence.

Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters.

The violence left at least 28 dead, including some with bullet wounds, and more than 250 injured, according to BS Sandhu, a top Haryana police official.

He said more than 1,000 of the guru’s supporters had been detained in Panchkula on charges of arson and destruction of public property.

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  • B.D.S

    Your “aggressive” takes, just been consumed by white garbage.

  • B.D.S

    I love you 1DrM.

  • NotAMuslamic

    Jeez look at all that hair!

  • NotAMuslamic

    So is India the new Japan now or something?

  • NotAMuslamic

    They should have tagged it under “What if they were Muslim?”

  • Bill

    So, what is the relevance of this?

    Does “Loonwatch” feature every instance of someone who is not a Muslim doing something reprehensible?

    You’ll never manage it – you’ll only make it seem as though, for example, only one bloke out of over a million Hindus has ever done anything indictable.

  • Khizer

    We are in the zone…

    And I want out…

  • Floki

    We in America judge such events/riots as “What in the eF is wrong with these people?”; yet, we’ve seemed to have followed suit quite recently. The Apocalypse may well be upon us … or, would that be Ragnarök?

  • NotAMuslamic

    Would loonwatch consider writing a response article to this?

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