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Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s devotees spread fake news about Eunuch’s gender ruling

Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s devotees spread fake news about Eunuch’s gender ruling
Written by Abhishek Rana

The devotees of Baba Ram Rahim have made a hashtag on twitter #SaintRamRahim_Initiative4, in which they’re tweeting that he was responsible for getting Eunuchs’ the “third gender”. However, this is false information, since Baba Ram Rahim had no involvement in moving the court for the decision, as it was taken by the supreme court in April, 2014. According to the judgement, the transgender and Hijra community were given the title of “Third Gender”, so that they didn’t have to chose a “Male” or “Female” sex, and were also slotted into socially and educationally backward class, giving them further opportunities so they won’t face discrimination from other people or organizations.

The Supreme court’s judgement was seen as a justice for the transgender community, who’ve faced discrimination based on their sex for year. Baba Ram Rahim had nothing to do with this, and the claims made by the devotees that the decision of the supreme court is fake news.

Baba Ram Rahim, the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda, was recently accused and convicted of rape, is serving 20 years of Prison time. The recent revelation about him caused riots in Punjab, orchestrated by his adopted “daughter” Honeypreet. Now, it seems like his devotees and fans are trying to rebuild his reputation by spreading false information on twitter, and circulating a single printed newspaper as proof. But, after cross checking, most news outlets from years ago, Baba Rahim was not named in favor of the ruling made by the court. Unless his own site is to believed.

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.