Godmen or fraudmen?

Notwithstanding the enormous influence they wield in civil society, Godmen are not above controversy. The Indian Express looks at some recent cases 

The CBI court on Saturday ordered that charges be framed against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case. The Dera chief has been charged with sexually assaulting women followers of the Dera at the sect’s Sirsa-based headquarters. He has been booked under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC. The CBI is also investigating two more charges against him for his alleged involvement in the murder conspiracy against Dera manager Ranjit Singh and a Sirsa-based journalist, Ram Chander Chatterpatti. Last year, he had raked up a controversy after he dressed like Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs. Unsurprisingly then, in our country where religion is interwoven in every aspect of social life, godmen and controversies are never very far apart:

July 22, 2008

The Supreme Court gives life imprisonment to self-proclaimed godman Swami Shraddananda, accused of burying his wife Shakereh alive in their Bangalore house to usurp her massive property.


3 Responses to Godmen or fraudmen?

  1. sulochanosho says:

    All these godmen and guru business should be banned and and completely wiped out from the face of thius earth – then only our earth will remain pollution free. I remember
    the words of that anti-guru, U G Krishnamurti,

    “Atmospheric pollution is most harmless when compared to the spiritual and religious pollution that have plagued the world.”

    Again UG reminds,

    “All gurus are welfare organizations providing petty experiences to their followers. The guru game is a profitable industry; try and make two million dollars a
    year any other way.”

    Our humanity will remain cleansed if we put the right perspective of sex act before the people, rather than chanting holy mantras and sermons, like putting red carpent on the shits to look clean. This very hypocrisy and holy sermons that made the humanity suffocate and suffer from sexual suppression and perversion; the entertainment industry is minting and churning out billions of dollars on sex bait.

    After all sex is a simple reproductive act, and the whole humanity has converted it into an big entertainment act – thanks to the suppression and holy sermons and holy hypocrisy.

  2. Ravi Gulati says:

    Well next will be asaram bapu.
    He currently has been trying to distort facts & threaten victims who spoke the reality about him & his son naran sai sindhi.
    Asaram paid workers journalist who sell their souls for money are busy promoting asaram on blogs & youtube since the day news came about asaram and murders & a mother asking for her son back form his ashram on CNN then on AajTak.

    Hopefully india will see there is much more to life than making these criminals as your god. They make you surrender your beliefs & then exploit you emotionally sexually.

    Details of how they brainwash victims are very well documentd in ebook called Shaitan Bana Asaram available from

    Asaram has looted thousands of crores and annual turnover on paper is only 350 crores.

    Hope CBI does wake up & look into him his whole empire is standing on deciet & murders of innocents.

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