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#RapistRamRahim : Self Styled Godman’s Exploitation of Girls Started Right from his School Days

The Dera chief started exploiting girls at a young age, for which he was thrown out from the school

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FILE - Indian policemen walk in front of a store belonging to Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after it was sealed by authorities, near Sonipat, India, Aug. 26, 2017. VOA
  • Due to tampering with girls, Ram Rahim was also removed from the school in the Ninth class
  • People who have been his devotees tell that in fact, he started exploiting girls from this girl’s school
  • Every year on his birthday he used to do with his sages and students in his school

New Delhi, August 27, 2017: India is a land of diversity, however not only is the diversity seen in race or religion but also the difference in faith and belief system has taken a unique form now. Such is the fib of the self-styled godman, Ram Rahim Singh. The Dera chief started exploiting girls at a young age, for which he was thrown out of the school.

The credibility of Sirsa’s Dera Sacha Sauda has taken its toll. But at some point in time, this Dera used to be a center of reverence and devotion in most of the surrounding states, including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and UP. The foundation of this ashram was laid on March 29, 1948, 69 years ago, by the Balochistan saint Mastana Ji Maharaj. People say that he was an ardent saint, and also undertook many social services.

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Due to tampering with girls, Ram Rahim was also removed from the school in the Ninth class.

According to Aaj Tak report, Gurdas Singh used to be a special servant of Baba Ram Rahim. He used to worship him. But, as he got closer to Baba, he got himself away from his devotion. He saw Baba’s cave with his eyes, besieged with helpless Sadhvis and Baba playing rasalila.

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Every morning, Ram Rahim’s song used to play in the background while he stood on the fountain and placed his legs in the water. The women followers then used to break down to drink water under his feet.

Ram Rahim has also opened a girls’ school which is close to his living place, that is, the cave of the ashram. People who have been his devotees tell that in fact, he started exploiting girls from this girl’s school. Sadhvis used to brainwash girls and bring them closer to him. Every year on his birthday he used to do with his sages and students in his school.

Even if we dig out the history, such people have evolved from time to time and collapsed as well. However, some sects of the society still uphold the self-styled godmen every time an old fad drops and new cult arise.


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Punjab Takes Tough Stand On Illegally Imported Cigarettes

Punjab Principal Secretary on Monday directed the concerned authorities to initiate action against vendors indulging in the sale of illegally imported cigarettes and pan masala

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The trade of illegal brands is getting acute in big cities like Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala and Amritsar where the retailers prefer to sell these brands which are cheap and the profit margins are enormous. Pixabay

Taking a tough stand, Punjab Principal Secretary (health and family welfare) Anurag Aggarwal on Monday directed the concerned authorities to initiate action against vendors indulging in the sale of illegally imported cigarettes and pan masala with flavoured chewing tobacco in separate sachets.

IANS last week highlighted how the sale of illegally imported cigarettes in the state has become common, posing a serious threat to the health of the smokers, who are getting hooked to catchy packets of international brands sans proper health warnings.

Anti-tobacco activists told IANS that the sale of illegal cigarettes, which is an organised crime, not only evades the state’s high taxes but also plays with the lives of smokers, mainly the first-timers, because of inferior manufacturing processes and low quality tobacco with high levels of tar and nicotine.

Presiding over the state-level coordination committee meeting here to curb the usage of tobacco, Aggarwal said that it is a matter of grave concern that some manufacturers are selling pan masala (without tobacco) with flavoured chewing tobacco in separate sachets, which are often sold together by the same vendor.

He said the sale of such products is totally illegal in the state.

Aggarwal said the sale of cigarette packets without 85 per cent pictorial warning against tobacco usage is also a crime.

He directed the Excise Department to take strict action against the offenders.

Trade insiders told IANS that Punjab alone has an annual legal market of 120 million cigarettes and the illegal market accounts for 20 per cent of the total trade.

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Aggarwal said the sale of cigarette packets without 85 per cent pictorial warning against tobacco usage is also a crime. Pixabay

Chandigarh and Panchkula have a market of 30 million and six million cigarettes annually, respectively, and the illegal market also has a share of 15-20 per cent.

Most of the illegal cigarette brands originate from China and Indonesia and the retailers are getting attracted to them as they are available at a significantly lower price as compared to the legal brands. They are sold in the market at one fifth the price of the legal products.

“The trade of illegal brands is getting acute in big cities like Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala and Amritsar where the retailers prefer to sell these brands which are cheap and the profit margins are enormous,” said an insider.

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Take the case of an illegally imported brand. A pack of 20 cigarettes costs Rs 20-30 to the retailer, who sells it for Rs 100. An Indian brand, on the other hand, costs between Rs 250 and Rs 300 with a profit margin of approximately Rs 5 per pack.

The insider said there is huge price difference between Indian brands and the illegal ones due to tax evasion. (IANS)