In 2017, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to jail for 20 years for raping two of his disciples. Punjab Police has left for Sunaria jail to question him in the Guru Granth Sahib theft case.
The self-styled godman and four others have been convicted for the murder of former Dear manager Ranjith Singh in July 2002. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Oct 12.
Ram Rahim's conviction on August 25, 2017, had led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa, leaving 41 people dead and over 260 injured.
He has been named as the main conspirator in the case which dates back to 2002.
In 2015, the CBI had registered a case against Ram Rahim and others in connection with the castration case on a directive, issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2014.
The chargesheet claimed that the CBI inspected halls and rooms of the “very old” building with oval-shaped brick roof with iron girders
"Tell them that they are in power because of us."
He was reportedly hiding inside the Dera Sacha Sauda complex and had shifted to multiple locations after Ram Rahim was jailed.
An NGO has alleged that girls and women were kept at the "university" for 14 years and more.
If 2016 saw a trail of death and destruction following the Jat quota stir, 2017 was no different.
The violence had erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa, the Dera headquarters, which claimed 41 lives--six died in Sirsa--and left nearly 200 injured on August 25.
On August 28, a CBI court awarded 20-year-imprisonment to Ram Rahim Singh for the rape and criminal intimidation of two 'Sadhvis'
A special CBI court on August 28 had sentenced Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in prison after his conviction in two rape cases.
Reportedly, Honeypreet is likely to surrender before a court today after being on the run for over a month.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.