Ram Rahim Guilty Of Rape, Violence Erupts

By 25th August 2017 0 Comments

Just as feared, large clashes, arson and violence erupted in the town of Panchkula in Haryana after Ram Rahim was convicted of raping two women followers in 2002. He has been arrested and will be sentenced on Monday. The police fired in the air, and used tear gas and water cannons to try and disperse mobs of Ram Rahim supporters, but was easily outnumbered near the court which declared him guilty.

A CBI special court in Panchkula held Dera Sirsa Ram Rahim Singh guilty of raping his female followers. Since Wednesday, parts of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh have been under a security lockdown as 200,000 supporters of Ram Rahim massed in Panchkula ahead of the verdict. Mobile internet and data services have been suspended in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh for 72 hours.

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