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Watch: Bewildered man describes hysteria over Ram Rahim Singh’s rape trial

Haryana imposed a curfew and ordered thousands of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers to head home as he left for court on Friday for a decision in a rape trial.

punjab Updated: Aug 25, 2017 12:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
‪Sirsa‬,‪Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh‬,‪Haryana‬
A Jind resident who failed to find a bus amid protests over Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s rape trial describes the hysteria on the streets.(Twitter)

Haryana imposed a curfew ahead of a decision in a rape trial involving Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday amid hysteria among his supporters and fury of those inconvenienced by street protests and security arrangements.

As the Dera Sacha Sauda chief left the sect headquarters at Sirsa to attend the court hearing in Panchkula, his followers flanking the streets turned hysterical and held up the cavalcade for a few minutes.

Singh commands a following that he says is in the millions. Thousands of his supporters have been protesting in the streets since Thursday.

Among those impacted by the protests on Friday was a Jind resident who said he waited at a bus stand for two hours, but failed to find transport. He said he was visiting the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh for consultation.

Watch the man capturing the bewilderment of those hit by the protests and describe the hysteria triggered by Singh’s trial:

First Published: Aug 25, 2017 12:42 IST