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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Ramdev asks sages to keep distance from women

PTI  Haridwar, September 02, 2013
First Published: 22:09 IST(2/9/2013) | Last Updated: 02:22 IST(3/9/2013)

Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday said that sages and holymen should avoid being alone with women, including their mothers, daughters and mothers-in-law, as that was the prescription laid down in Hindu scriptures.

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"One of the principles of ideal behaviour for saints prescribed by the scriptures is to maintain a distance from women, including their mothers, daughters and mothers-in-law," Ramdev said.

His reference was to the recent arrest of self-styled godman Asaram on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl.

Without taking any names, Ramdev said that any holyman who violated the said prescription of dignified behaviour was sure to land in trouble.

"Some may be facing allegations today, some may face them tomorrow if this scriptural prescription is violated," he said.


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