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Akhara of sadhus declares Ram Rahim, Asaram, Rampal & 11 others as ‘fake babas’



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) – an apex body of Hindu sages – declares list of 14 cult leaders who have “brought disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis”

Amid growing outrage over controversial self-styled godmen and cult leaders – the likes of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Rampal and Asaram Bapu who are all currently lodged in various jails – an apex body of Hindu sages has been forced to come out with a list of 14 “fake babas”. Former RSS member and 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts case accused Swami Aseemanand also finds his name in this ‘elite list’ of charlatans.

These self-anointed gurus and bapus who, riding on their mass popularity, financial strength and political connections, have become leaders of various cults have been called out by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) as “charlatans who have brought disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis”.

The ABAP is an apex body of Hindu sages and saints – albeit some of its members are just as controversial as those godmen who they wish to outcast. Members of the ABAP met in Allahabad, on Sunday, to discuss the challenges posed to their brethren because of the controversial and often criminal activities and links of self-anointed godmen like Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh or Asaram Bapu – the former was recently convicted of raping two of his female followers while the latter, along with his son Narayan Sai – another guru – are facing trial in a slew of rape cases filed by their female followers, including some minors.

Asaram Bapu

The Parishad’s president Swami Narendra Giri said: “We appeal to the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts, bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis… As per the Hindu way of life, only followers of the age-old tradition of Sanyasi, Nath, Vaishnav, Shaiv, Udasin, Nirmal and Guru Nanak sects are saints.” Apart from these, no self-proclaimed godman or godwoman should be considered a saint as they are neither part of any akhara, nor ordained.”

Nearly all 14 self-styled godmen listed out by the Parishad have either been convicted in criminal cases or are standing trial for various offences, some as serious as rape and murder.

Here are the ‘fake babas’ as listed out by ABAP:

* Rapist godman and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

* Asumal Sirumalani alias Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai – both currently lodged in jail and facing trial on charges of rape and criminal intimidation

* Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa – the only woman on the list, Radhe Maa has often been in news for all the wrong reasons – from her gaudy, un-saint-like costumes to criminal complaints filed against her for intimidation, forcing a woman’s in-laws to seek dowry, to sexual harassment

* Nirmaljeet Singh aka Nirmal Baba – the ‘television’ baba with a ‘Third Eye’ that sees into a person’s life and helps him suggest absurd remedies like changing the type of chutney one eats with a samosa to find financial success, Nirmal Baba too has been a controversial and polarising figure

* Sant Rampal – He claims to be an incarnation of celebrated and revered 15th-century poet Kabir. In November 2014, five bodies were discovered by the police after they raided Rampal’s ashram in Haryana’s Hisar district. Hundreds of his followers had turned the ashram into a fortress of sorts and police had to use water cannons and lathi-charge his armed supporters to finally force the godman to ‘surrender’. He is currently in jail.

Swami Aseemanand

* Swami Aseemanand – a former RSS member who was an accused in the 2007 Ajmer Sharif and Mecca Masjid blast cases, Aseemanand is a known right-wing, Muslim bashing ‘swami’. He was recently acquitted in the Ajmer blast case due to “benefit of doubt”

Others on the list: Icchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakoot (accused of running a sex racket); Swami Omji (faces range of criminal cases under Arms Act, TADA, etc), Sachchidanand Giri (a proclaimed offender also known as Builder Baba due to various real-estate linked frauds), Acharya Kushmuni Swarup, Brahaspati Giri, Malkhan Singh and Om Namah Shivay Baba.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Ambulance Dada Karimul Haque, who’s saved more than 7000 lives, signs contract with producer for a Hindi film about him

In Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, Karimul Haque is working hard in his own unique way. He provides emergency medical care for people.



Karimul Haque

In Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, Karimul Haque is working hard in his own unique way. He provides emergency medical care for people. Karimul Haque is a former tea garden worker. His mother and father were agricultural labourers. Karimul Haque did not complete his schooling and dropped out early to work.

His journey begins with a tragic experience in 1995 that forever changed his life when he could not find an ambulance to transport his ailing mother to the hospital. As a result, his mother died of cardiac arrest. He then made a decision to help others in the event of a medical emergency.

In 1998, when a coworker suddenly fainted, Haque carried him to his motorcycle and took him to a neighbouring hospital. This was when he got the idea of a motorcycle ambulance and decided to start his own motorcycle ambulance business. He borrowed money to purchase his own motorcycle, and since 1998, he has helped more than 7,000 people in need of medical assistance in more than 20 adjacent areas.

The first motor ambulance was merely a motorcycle carrying a sick patient. Now the motorcycle features a more modern sidecar equipped with an oxygen tank. The service transports three to four patients each day using two motorbikes and an equal number of four-wheeler vans. A cell phone number is also displayed on the bikes and ambulances. Haque has been driving his “motorcycle ambulance” for 16 years, ever since he took his first patient to the Jalpaiguri district hospital. 

A former journalist, Biswajit Jha, authored a biography of Haque named ‘Bike Ambulance Dada: The Inspiring Story of Karimul Haque.”

In 2017, the Government of India awarded Karimul Haq the Padma Shri. In 2018, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the eve of Republic Day, he learned to take selfies from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2021, he was invited to “Kaun Banega Crorepati 12”. Haque recently signed a contract with a Mumbai-based producer for a Hindi film about him.

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Married woman found dead, throat slit, in Barabanki, police believe extramarital affair involved

According to the police, one alleged accused has been arrested.



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In Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, a shocking incident came to light, a woman had been murdered and had her throat slit. The woman was sleeping on the terrace of her home when the incident was reported. According to the police, one alleged accused has been arrested.

At the time of investigation, it was found that the deceased woman’s husband, Rampal, and her three children were out to attend the wedding when the incident happened.

During the investigation, Rampal revealed, they returned home from the wedding by one o’clock. He knocked on the front door of the house but didn’t receive any response. Soon after, his kids Vikas (17) and Akash (15) also arrived. All three of them collectively called their mother and tried to enter the house.

After a while, when there was no response again, they lay down on the cot that was kept in front of the home. Everyone once more attempted to open the door at around five in the morning, but it remained closed. Rampal then began shouting as he climbed the wall from the house’s backyard to the terrace. After reaching the terrace he found his wife’s body lying on the terrace and her throat was slitted with a sharp weapon.

According to SP of Barabanki, the youngest son of the deceased woman told about some persons who used to visit his mother when his father wasn’t there at home. The SP added, one individual has been detained in connection with the incident, after the statement given by the child.

As soon as local authorities and police were notified of the incident, they rushed to the scene, after which the woman’s body was sent for a postmortem.

The woman was killed, according to the authorities, because of her extramarital affairs. They claimed that robbery was not a factor in the case. The police stated that additional inquiries concerning the case were being conducted.

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18-year-old college girl found dead in hostel room: Mumbai police probe rape, suspect dies by suicide

Police entered the room and found her dead with a stole around her neck. Police has registered an FIR against the accused under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 376 (rape), and an investigation is underway.



18 year old girl murder in mumbai

The dolorous case of an 18 year old girl, found dead at a girl’s hostel in the Churchgate area in South Mumbai. The incident has shocked many. As per the official, it is suspected that the woman was sexually assaulted, but it can be ascertained only after the autopsy report is available. She was locked from the outside; Police entered the room and found her dead with a stole around her neck. Police has registered an FIR against the accused under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 376 (rape), and an investigation is underway.

The suspected guard in this case found dead on railway track near Charni road station on Tuesday. The 30 year old suspect, identified as Om Prakash Kanaujia. His body was later sent to GT Hospital for postmortem. The suspect was working for 15 years at Savitri Phule Women’s Hostel near the Police Gyankhana in South Mumbai.

Police also found that a female staff member working at the hostel missing, attempts made to trace her but later it was found that the staff member too has committed suicide by jumping in front of Suburn Local at Marine drive station located near the hostel. The other suicide body of female staff member was identified by her father. The Police sent the body too for the post mortem and they are investigating other hostel members to get to the root of this case. The case is becoming more complicated after the suicide of the one more suspect in the case.

The 18 year old girl hailed from Vidarbha in Maharashtra, she was studying in government polytechnic college in suburban Bandra.  She was untraceable since Tuesday afternoon with her hostel room on the fourth floor, locked from the outside.

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