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BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj defends Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, asks why crores of devotees not being heard

Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape by a CBI court in Panchkula, triggering widespread violence and arson in Haryana where 30 people were killed and over 250 injured.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Dera sacha Sauda, Ram Rahim singh convicted, Ram Rahim Singh arrested, Panchkula, Haryana, Punjab, Panchkula violence, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj.

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj appeared to defend Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after his conviction in a rape case by a CBI court on Friday when he said one person is alleging sexual exploitation, but why those crores of devotees are not being heard. In a statement to news agency ANI, the BJP MP asked: “One person alleging sexual exploitation but crores stand with him today, why those crores of people are not being heard?”

“If even bigger incidents take place, court will also be responsible not just Dera people,” he said, adding that “Yojnabaddh tareeke se Bhartiya sanskriti ko badnaam karne ka shadyantra hai (It’s a well-planned conspiracy to tarnish the image of India’s culture)”.

Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape by a CBI court in Panchkula, triggering widespread violence and arson in
Haryana where 30 people were killed and over 250 injured. A curfew was imposed soon after the violence and several other places. Arson by the frenzied followers of the head of Dera Sacha Sauda was also witnessed in Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan within a few hours of the pronouncement of the judgment by the CBI court here in the 2002 case.

CBI judge Jagdeep Singh held Ram Rahim, the 50-year-old Dera chief, guilty of rape in a case that was registered on the basis of an anonymous written complaint in 2002 that he had sexually exploited two female followers.

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    zulfikar
    Aug 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    Sakshi Maharaj does not pain for being some one raped/murdered and harassed in his family because he does not have family may be? In bunch of crimes only few are coming forward and latter many things are coming out.
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      Sangat Singh
      Aug 27, 2017 at 9:54 am
      Hey Mr. Sakshi, we know that you are a nut without really understanding the TRUE ESSENCE OF RELIGION hence your support to Deras. Humbly submitted that you better keep your gap shut.
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      1. Lalit Das
        Aug 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm
        If I could save lives and property destroyed by pardoning Ram Rahim then I would do it. I would prefer to exile him to Ross Island or Nicobar Island or into Himalyas. Impose Rupees 100 crore fine to setup a trust for the wellbeing of women. Punish by all means but change the nature of punishment to benefit the society. We need to think differently.
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          sk
          Aug 27, 2017 at 2:09 am
          Once you pardon, he is no more a criminal, and can go right back to building up his crime empire.
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          1. Faku Faking
            Aug 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm
            LALU DAS...LET ME F-U-C-K YOU MOTHER ,SISTER,WIFE AND THEN TALK ABOUT PARDON.
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            Joe
            Aug 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm
            s like him being ministers in the government of India is what gives India a bad name. A convicted rapist's cult has indulged in vandalism and arson to the extent that the army had to be called in, this is not the first time the same state has failed to curtail law and order and a central government minister is defending the guy!!!!
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              guest
              Aug 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm
              The party should teach a lesson to Sakshi. It is sameful to call him Maharaj
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              1. Faku Faking
                Aug 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm
                HE ONLY IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH ABOUT BJPEEEEEEEEE OTHERS ARE JUST DIVERTING ATTENTION BY MONKEY BAATH.
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