Of all the people from all the countries around the world, we Indians are perhaps the stupidest…and sugar coating it isn’t going to change anything. We live in a country where people are willing to burn entire cities to the ground to support a convicted rapist.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is no Godman, he is a rapist and an alleged murderer. He has allegedly raped several women followers who came to him. One of them even wrote an anonymous letter to then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After questioning other ‘sadhvis’, two of them confirmed that the self-proclaimed Godman raped them in a process of ‘purification’. Gurmeet Ram Rahim is also facing trials of two murder cases. One of Dera follower, Ranjit Singh, whose family claimed that he was murdered for circulating the anonymous letters. The other was a journalist named Ram Chander Chattrapati, who reported about the illegal activities that take place within Dera. Both the deaths happened in 2002, the same year as the rapes charges were filed against him.
That saddens me. A so called, self-proclaimed Godman gained so much influence that he was able to rape, molest and murder several people without facing any charges until today. That’s the sad part. But do you know what’s worse? That more than a 100,000 of his followers came out in the support of this man. And as I am writing this article they are burning trains and buses in Delhi. They’re wreaking havoc outside the CBI court in Panchkula. More than a dozen people have died so far and hundreds have been injured. This is what happens when you give too much power to one man.
What would these people have courts do? Let a rapist and murderer roam free? Sure, an argument can be made for the politicians and businessmen who are charged with such cases. But you cannot compare one wrong with the other if you want to make things right. People are dying because of him and his mindless followers. Hospitals in Punjab and Haryana are flooded with hundreds of injured people. Trains and buses have been set ablaze. For the time being, section 144 is being imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat. Police patrolling in Delhi, especially at the Metro stations has been increased. Meanwhile, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is being taken to Rohtak Jail in a chopper. All of this because one sick psychopath had a following of over a hundred thousand stupid people.
— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2017
But why does something like this happen in our country? How can we be so stupid? What validation do people get after doing something like this? Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh wouldn’t even know half of these people, who are willing to take someone’s life for him. And I am just sitting here angrily, thinking what I can do as a helpless, stupid Indian.
PS – Whatever facts I have written here are up to my capacity of research as an individual. This article is not a report but rather an opinion. If someone presents contradictory solid facts that I should know and can potentially change my view, I’ll be happy to do so.
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