The Panchkula violence by lakhs of so-called devotees of a fraudulent Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim resulted in the deaths of 38 persons and many were left injured.
The mayhem occurred after Baba Ram Rahim was held guilty of rape as his followers immediately created a ruckus in the states of Harya and Punjab, leading to widespread vandalism. This incident can be termed as one of the most unfortute incidents in Indian history.
It is a clear case of exploitation of common people in the me of religion by such self-styled gurus. This incident proves how such followers or so-called devotees have lost their power of ratiol thinking.
Unless stringent actions are not taken against those involved in the incident, such incidents are likely to occur in future.
The question arises as to why some people get persuaded by such fraudulent sadhus or preachers? Of course, many people visit them to seek solution to their problems and miseries in life. The best option for them is to seek help of some trusted friends or relatives.
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