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August 28, 2017 12:38 PM Guru Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Ji Insan Jailed for Rapes

Parts of northern India were on lockdown Monday, with 4,000 government troops patrolling the streets, transport and mobile internet services suspended and religious worshippers prevented from gathering. The measures weren't a response to a natural disaster or political crisis, however, but the sentencing of a flamboyant religious leader who claims to have more than 50 million 78

August 28, 2017 6:35 AM Guru rape: Security measures in place ahead of sentencing

Barbed-wire barriers were erected and residents warned to stay indoors in the northern city of Rohtak, where Ram Rahim Singh is being held and will be sentenced, while senior members of his sect were placed under detention as a precautionary measure. Singh - who inspires a fervent, cult-like belief among followers who protest his innocence - could be handed 49

August 28, 2017 5:52 AM India guru rape: High alert ahead of Ram Rahim sentence

Indian security forces have been put on high alert ahead of the sentencing of a controversial guru who was convicted of rape on Friday. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh followers went on a violent rampage after the ruling in the city of Panchkula and 38 people were killed. A curfew has been imposed in several areas of Haryana and Punjab states, while the capital 50

August 27, 2017 12:30 PM After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled 'godman' whose followers went on the rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's cult Dera Sacha Sauda has a vast rural following in Punjab 56

August 27, 2017 10:38 AM Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to be sentenced for rape

Thousands of supporters of a convicted self-proclaimed guru have ended a standoff with soldiers in India, a day before his sentencing which many fear could result in further violence. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 50, was on Friday found guilty of raping two of his followers in 2002, a verdict that sent thousands of angry protesters rioting against the ruling 43

August 27, 2017 9:28 AM India guru rape: Followers start to leave Ram Rahim's HQ

Followers of a controversial Indian guru have started to withdraw from his 1,000-acre compound in Sirsa, Haryana, after a tense stand-off with soldiers. Tens of thousands are still believed to be inside the headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect. Some 36 people died and hundreds were injured in riots on Friday after their leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim 74

August 27, 2017 4:04 AM Quantum Of Sentence In Dera Chief Rape Case To Be Pronounced Tomorrow

Chandigarh: A multi-layer security cordon has been thrown around the Rohtak district jail where the CBI special court judge will be flown to pronounce the quantum of sentence against convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh tomorrow. Ahead of the pronouncement of the sentence, police have left nothing to chance and have taken important 44

August 27, 2017 4:04 AM Ram Rahim's rape was pardon: The guru's gufa and maafi of a sex fiend

It took 15 years since the first rape charge for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to get behind bars. Ram Rahim, who took in women into his dera as daughters turned them into sex slaves. The mirrored windows of his massive private residence hid stories of sexual exploitation, not heard since the Sultanate where emperors would have harems for concubines. Baba Ram Rahim 64

August 26, 2017 5:20 PM Dera violence: 552 arrested, death toll rises to 36

In a big crackdown, the Haryana government today sealed over 30 congregation centres of the Dera Sacha Sauda across the state even as it came under attack from the high court over yesterday's violence that claimed 36 lives. Four rifles, including an AK-47, pistols and petrol bombs were among the weapons seized from the supporters of the sect whose chief 38

August 26, 2017 5:20 PM Haryana unrest: Terror link to be probed as AK-47 recovered from Dera chief aide; 6 booked for sedition

Haryana Police chief BS Sandhu on Saturday evening said the police will probe a possible terror link to the violence done by the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. DGP made the comments during a press conference when he was asked whether the Dera Sacha Sauda man arrested for possessing AK-47 rifle had any terror link. "This 53