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Indian guru must be twenty years in prison for rape

Indian guru must be twenty years in prison for rape

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The Indian guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to twenty years in prison for the rape of two female devotees in 2002.

That the authorities in the Indian state of Haryana is known. Previously reported authorities incorrectly to the Reuters news agency that Singh ten years, the cell had.

The authorities fear new riots now the punishment for the Indian cult leader known. In the states of Haryana and Punjab has Singh a lot of followers. Prior to the condemnation were Monday already two cars in the fire.

After the cult leader Friday guilty was found on the rape vomiting in the Northern Indian city of Panchkula riots. The followers do not agree with the ruling. More than thirty people came to life.

Rioters

Hundred thousand supporters of the self-proclaimed holy, also leader of a spiritual organization, were to Panchkula come to the decision to attend. Rioters threw stones, deep in the fire, and observed vandalism.

The police tried with batons, pepper spray and water cannons to restore order. With regard to the expected acts of violence had the army to own say six hundred soldiers deployed.

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Deaths in protests against the condemnation of spiritual leader in India

Dera Sacha Sauda

The organization Dera Sacha Sauda, which is not an established religion, should, has to, say, 60 million members. The 50-year-old Singh runs like the engine and the sons are with glittering jewelry. He is committed to social projects and the environment, is also singer and songwriter and plays the lead role of ‘messenger of God’ in action films.

In another case, the guru is still suspected of the murder of a journalist. Also he would have hundreds of followers forced to castration.

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