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‘Remove Ram Rahim from godman’s name’

“Such rapist babas do not deserve to use the sacred word Ram Rahim in their name. If they are allowed to do so then both Hindus and Muslims will be hurt. They should be hanged without any mercy.”

lucknow Updated: Aug 29, 2017 15:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Ram Rahim,Dera Sacha sauda,Gurmeet Singh
Congress workers staging protest against controversial godman Gurmeet Singh at Shastri Chowk, Gorakhpur.(HT Photo)

The Congress workers on Monday demanded removal of sacred word ‘Ram Rahim’ from the name of Gurmeet Singh, the controversial godman who was sentenced to 20 year imprisonment after being convicted in a rape case, on Monday.

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Holding placards and shouting slogans against the Dera Sacha Sauda head, the Congress workers in Gorakhpur took to streets and sought death penalty for Gurmeet Singh.

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“Such rapist babas do not deserve to use the sacred word Ram Rahim in their name. If they are allowed to do so then both Hindus and Muslims will be hurt. They should be hanged without any mercy,” said Anwar Hussain, district Congress general secretary who led the protest in which both Hindu and Muslim community members participated.

First Published: Aug 29, 2017 15:34 IST