Why rapists like Gurmeet Ram Rahim command such a huge following

Why rapists like Gurmeet Ram Rahim command such a huge following

Preeti Choudhry | August 29,2017

Dera gurus have given voice to the marginalised, which made them powerful.

With rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan of Dera Sacha Sauda being stenced to prison, we’ve witness another of India’s countless godmen packed off to jail for systemic sexual violence. From Asaram of Rajasthan to Nityananda, to Rampal of Haryana or Ganeshananda Theerthapada of Kerala, sexual oppression forms the matrix of these godmen’s “spirituality”, and women – often from families desperate to believe in the Baba, are pushed into what can only be described as a life of a glorified sex slave.

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