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Baba Ram Rahim rape case verdict today, Large number of followers gather at Panchkula

Baba Ram Rahim rape case verdict today, Large number of followers gather at Panchkula
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Rape case verdict involving Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, will be announced tomorrow on 25th August. This can counted among one of the most controversial verdicts to be made by the Court in recent times. Haryana and Punjab are on high alert with schools and colleges across the state staying closed on the day of the verdict. Sources say around 15 lakhs supporters of spiritual leader Guru Ram Rahim gathered at Sirsa and several lakhs followers gathering was observed in Panchkula Haryana, where Court is expected to pronounce the verdict on rape case against Ram Rahim. Case drifted slowly over past 15 years and finally day of the verdict was recently pronounced. As per the reports and several media organization Gurmeet Ram Rahim was allegedly guilty of raping two women followers who filed a case against him 15 years ago.

Most of the followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim gathered at Sirsa, which is the headquarter of the Guru Bling. Offices across the state will be closed when court pronounce the rape case verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim. The state’s government asked all the police officers to present on the important day of the verdict. Also, the leave of all the police officers gets canceled for a day. Around 7,000 policemen are posted in the areas that lead to the court to control the situation. In 2002 the rape case against the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim was filed by two women. In which Ram Rahim was accused of sexually exploiting two women at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.

Also, the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana appealed to his followers to be calm and peaceful irrespective of the verdict. The followers of Guru Bling claimed that Ram Rahim always talks about humanity, tree plantation, organ donations, blood donation and helping out weaker sections.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.