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Ram Rahim sentencing: Punjab, Haryana in lockdown, Delhi on high alert

Ram Rahim sentencing today: Punjab, Haryana in lockdown, Delhi on high aler

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled ’godman’ whose followers went on the rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s cult Dera Sacha Sauda has a vast rural following in Punjab and Haryana states, where frenzied mobs burned down gas stations and train stations and torched vehicles after a local court found him guilty of raping two women in a 2002 case. At least 38 people were killed and more than 200 ...

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First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 08:08 IST