Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is presently serving a sentence of 20 years in jail on the charges of raping two of his female devotees. It is not so easy to forget the violence that took place in August 2017 when he was arrested following his conviction. It also claimed more than 40 lives. Naturally, the police in Panchkula are on their toes to make sure the history doesn’t repeat itself.
The tension was building up as the special CBI Court was all set to announce its verdict on the 2002 Chhatrapati murder case. The court finally convicted the self-styled Godman along with three others on January 11, 2019. However, the sentence will be declared on January 17, 2019.
For the uninitiated, Journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati wrote extensively on the growth of the Dera using illegal means. He died while battling for his life after being shot. He published an anonymous letter on his newspaper with the title ‘Poora Sach’. It narrated how women are sexually exploited in the headquarters of the Dera. Soon after this, the journalist was murdered.
Since morning, the devoted followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh are making their attempt to project a positive image of this self-proclaimed guru on social media. Wondering how? Take a look at some of the tweets:
#133WelfareWorksByDSS For the upliftment of women Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan started many initiatives that helped women to [email protected] dependent, financially stable and feel self confident. pic.twitter.com/F3SZ0shk8l
— SMG Delhi (@SMGDelhi) January 11, 2019
To counter the menace of increasing diseases and pollution, Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan gave the rousing call to clean the country and hence started the Mega Cleanliness Drives or the ‘Safai Maha Abhiyaan’ pic.twitter.com/P25cFOEojK
— 🎻♥️N€€RU Bathinda❤🎻 (@InsanNeeru2) January 11, 2019
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim singh ji insan taught the pious method of meditation to more the 65 million people , enabling them to leave liquor , addictions nd other vices.!! pic.twitter.com/fTZfUQ2FGG
— Swati Ajay Bajaj (@M_blessed_soul) January 11, 2019
Baba Ram Rahim
The welfare works initiated by Saint Dr.Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan
Millions are inspired by the teachings of Revered Guru Ji and participating in welfare works.@gurmeetramrahim ji @derasachasauda pic.twitter.com/eFMVnM6iIn
— Rajni wadhwa insan (@Rajniinsa902) January 11, 2019
अगर कहीं भी कुदरती आपदा आ जाती है तो बाबा राम रहीम जी द्वारा स्थापित की गई ग्रीन S वेलफेयर फ़ोर्स विंग आपदा वाली जगह पहुंचकर वहाँ के लोगों को राहत प्रदान करती है pic.twitter.com/FA5sXTuum2
— Dinesh Kumar (@7503dinesh) January 11, 2019
Yes, they are trying to establish the fact that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is a man with a golden heart. Not only the poor but he has always paid special attention to the upliftment of women. Considering the charges for which he is serving jail time, that is certainly ironical.
Though the followers always vouch for his innocence, there are many shreds of evidence that suggest otherwise. Keeping the legal aspects aside, there is a fine book written by an investigative journalist named Anurag Tripathi. He gave an ‘A journalist’s account of investigating Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his empire of exploitation’ on his book named ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’. If you are interested, you can easily avail the books from e-commerce sites.
Though social media reactions are pouring in and it is pretty clear that the fanatical fans of Gurmeet Ram Rahim are not able to digest this new verdict. Read some of the reactions:
#DeraSachaSauda is that organisation who dares to fight with social problems , in which this organisation has no other competition nd seriously one day truth will win
— adarsh insan (@adarsh_insan) January 11, 2019
— 💖Dr. $Ⓜ@®TY G💖 (@SuperSmartyG) January 11, 2019
Inquiry by CBI, advocate of CBI, Court of CBI, Judge of CBI and CBI= corruption bureau of India.
— CA Karamveer Singh I (@CAKaramveer1) January 11, 2019
The verve of humanity seen in @derasachasauda volunteers can never be seen anywhere else in this world. … And the entire credit of their verve goes to Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan..!!🤗🤗🤗
— Ravishing Miglani (@Deep_Miglani) January 11, 2019
Thankfully, there are also those who were happy about this verdict. Check the reactions:
When will this babaCulture / vulture is gonna end
— Nikhil Nikks (@NikhilNikks3) January 11, 2019
He shd get lifelong hard labour rigorous imprisonment .no freedom for all his crimes maybe a dozen or so
— Venkata Giriappa. (@3f58ee17d4d34bb) January 11, 2019
Khud ko messenger of God kehne wala dekho aj kaha hai
— Muzamil (@muzamilhurrah) January 11, 2019
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh misspelled his name !
The correct spelling of last word is INSANE not Insan . 🤔
— Fila (@MediaNorms) January 11, 2019
Anshul chattrapati, son of murdered journalist Ram Chandra Chattrapati also commented on this verdict:
Anshul chattrapati, son of journalist Ram Chandra Chattrapati– who was killed by dera Sacha Saida chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his men– demands the dera chief be hanged to death. pic.twitter.com/0m6QpvUOPE
— Chitleen K Sethi (@ChitleenKSethi) January 11, 2019
Do you think this conviction was a right step? Or are you also a devotee of Gurmeet Ram Rahim? What are your thoughts on the entire incident? Let us know in the comments below.