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HC raps Nirmal Baba for 'absurd solutions'

Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 14, 2012
First Published: 20:03 IST(14/9/2012) | Last Updated: 02:14 IST(15/9/2012)

Self-styled controversial godman Nirmal Baba was on Friday prevented by the Delhi High Court from giving any kind of "absurd" or illogical solutions based on superstition in future.


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This was a pre-condition set by justice Kailash Gambhir on the godman while restraining a vernacular media portal—bhadas4media from carrying defamatory articles about him. This came on a defamation case filed by the godman against the portal.

"The portal is restrained from publishing or hosting any defamatory material against the petitioner subject to the condition that the petitioner also restrains from giving any kind of absurd or illogical solutions to his disciples", said the judge.

The court said the godman should confine his discourses only to such kind of teachings through which the "life of common man can improve".

The godman, in his plea, alleged that around 80 defamatory articles have been posted on the website.

The court said the "godman cannot expect the media to be a silent spectator and to allow such a  person to exploit the sentiments of the people who in their innocence would easily believe in whatever such babas tell their disciples to do"

"One cannot be oblivious of the fact that the people who approach these Babas are in search of easy solutions to their agonies be it relating to health, poverty, unemployment, disharmony in the family etc and there is no dearth of such people not only in our country but in the whole world falling into the traps of the Babas and Sadhus", said the court.

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