Asaram Bapu

Asaram Bapu was born Asumal Sirumalani in April 1941 in Berani village, which is now in Pakistan. Asaram came to Ahmedabad in the early 70s. He later went on to open at least 400 ashrams across the country. He has thousands of followers in India. A trial court in Jodhpur on April 25, 2018, found Asaram guilty of raping a minor girl in August 2013 and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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Asaram seeks dilution of life sentence in mercy plea to Rajasthan Governor

In his mercy plea, Asaram cited his old age and sought respite from the "gruelling" punishment.

Good days will come, Asaram says in viral audio clip

In a one-way communication which appeared like a telephonic sermon, Asaram first extended his gratitude to his followers for maintaining calm and not coming to Jodhpur on the day of judgment.


His (un)Holiness

Asaram Bapu’s ungodly acts and India’s slip down the slopes of press freedom.

Asaram Bapu rape verdict: Other cases against the godman

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by a Jodhpur court which found him guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in one of his ashrams five years ago. Below are the other pending cases against Asaram

One witness in Asaram case untraceable, another shot dead

The rape survivor’s lawyer, Pramod Kumar Verma, said Rahul Sachan, who is missing, was Asaram’s personal assistant. He added Kripal Singh was shot dead in July 2015 after he had testified how the survivor and her Shahjahanpur-based family were ardent Asaram followers.

Asaram verdict: Disquiet in his ashrams, talk of conspiracy

Disbelief but no disorder in ashrams; Vanzara says wrong to call him rapist


Asaram verdict: Turned away by Jodhpur, Shahjahanpur police, family lodged zero FIR in Delhi

After failing to meet the co-workers of Asaram, the teen and her family went to the special branch office in the Police Bhawan where they told the duty officer (DO) at the reception that they wanted to lodge a complaint against the ‘godman’.

Asaram Bapu rape case verdict: Two aides handed 20 years each, two acquitted

Special Judge (SC/ST Cases) Madhu Sudan Sharma handed 20 years in jail to each of Asaram’s two aides, Sanchita alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra alias Sharat Chandra, for helping him in the crime.

Asaram verdict: Signboard named after godman removed in MP

Condemning Asaram, BJP leader Alok Sharma announced that no bus stand or square in the city will be named after the controversial godman.

Asaram Bapu conviction: Won’t let him get relief from a higher court, says girl’s father

Asaram Bapu rape case verdict: Speaking from Shahjahanpur where he lives with his family, the victim’s father said he did not dare visit Jodhpur because he feared he would be attacked by Asaram’s followers.

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The 2013 Asaram rape case: All that he was accused of

Asaram Bapu is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur in 2013.


Jodhpur Sessions Court rejects Asaram Bapu's bail plea

Jodhpur, Jan 08 (ANI): Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is in jail since September 2013 for allegedly raping a minor, was on Friday denied bail by a court in Jodhpur. Lawyer Pramod Kumar Verma on Friday said that the verdict on Asaram Bapu was scheduled for today. He also said that the court rejected the plea and said that it is not the right time for a bail and conditions are not favorable.