Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan was back on parole for 40 days on 14th October. The leader was released ahead of the Adampur by-election and panchayat polls in Haryana, which was scheduled for, November 3.
The Dera chief is serving a 20-year jail term for raping two women disciples and murders of a journalist and a Dera manager at his ashram in Sirsa. He was convicted by the CBI court in 2017.
What Is Ram Rahim Up To?
Ram Rahim is staying at his ashram in Barnawa, in the district of Bagpath, Uttar Pradesh. But he is present virtually on Zoom and YouTube with his devotees, in Dera Sacha Sauda. The screen and the projector are placed at the same stage, where he once preached live.
Ram Rahim has claimed that lakhs of people attend his online events from across the country and the world. His Satsang range from water scarcity and air pollution to moral and social values of the society.
Elections Are Equal To Festivals
For the devotees of Ram Rahim, elections have become a celebrated event as all of his four furloughs have coincided with poll dates in Haryana and Punjab. He has been hosting regular online discourses and interactions since the day he was out.
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According to the Print,”…many people were milling about, including children, pregnant women, and elderly men with canes. The canteen was churning out snacks, devotional music was playing on a loop from multiple speakers, and the screen was constantly flashing images of Ram Rahim. There’s a langar, comprising dal and roti, on offer too but you must wash your utensils after use.”
Sewadars, in Ashram at Sirsa, are keeping up with all the preparations. Many people are living there, but during live satsangs, the crowd increases. So, the sewadars get up at 3 am and begin their service.
Events Attended By Ram Rahim In Sirsa
As reported by The Print, there was a flashy event on 31 October to celebrate the ‘incarnation month’ of the Dera’s founder, Ram Rahim belted out power-charged bhajans for his followers with all the elan of a concert musician. The event included him cutting a five-tier cake.
On some days, Rahim meets his devotees on zoom calls, gives them digital prasad- images of sweets from Himachal Pradesh, Bengal; and blesses the newborns and newlyweds. Some videos show devotees at their locations in large groups, celebrating, dancing, singing, and reciting poetry for their demigod. Various politicians of the BJP, are visiting him virtually to seek his blessings.
Despite being convicted of heinous crimes, Ram Rahim is still considered to be a messenger of God by his devotees. Even the politicians who are contesting for the betterment of society are visiting him to win the elections.
The primary question arises- Is India progressing?
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