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Spiritual leader invites 200 sex workers to his katha in Ayodhya, kicks row

Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the 'pious town of Ayodhya'

Press Trust of India  |  Ayodhya 

Morari Bapu | Photo: Paramath.com
Spiritual leader Morari Bapu | Photo: Paramath.com

Morari has kicked up a row by narrating the to around 200 sex workers from to

Sex workers from Kamathipura, the red light area of Mumbai, were personally invited by Morari for the religious discourse.

Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the "pious town of Ayodhya".

"By inviting sex workers to the pious town of Ayodhya, Morari is trying to make this town impious. If wants to reform society he must organise such in Naxalite and red light areas," said Santosh Dubey, of outfit and prime accused in the demolition case

Another Mahant of in Ayodhya, Bharat Vyas, said, "Gathering of sex workers in Lord Rama's city is not a good message. This is the town where devotees come to wash off their sins...what message does want to give. We holymen of strongly oppose this move


Another local Hindu leader Pravin Sharma, said he has written a letter to UP against

Mahant Pawan Das Shastri, an Ayodhya-based preacher of Ram Katha, said the presence of "such women" in the town was not acceptable.

Reacting to the criticism, Morari Bapu said, "Tulsidas has mentioned 'Ganikas' (sex workers)in Ramcharitmanas".

"I will addressdeprived section as Lord Rama's life was based on acceptance and reforms," he said.

First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 14:20 IST
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