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AIDWA expresses deep shock and outrage over the rape of a minor
reported in the newspapers on 22nd August 2013, allegedly by the self
styled godman Asaram Bapu. The organisation demands a swift and fair
investigation of this serious crime. According to the news reports, the
minor was raped and sexually assaulted inside the premises of Baba
Asaram Bapu’s Ashram. It has also been reported that the Baba’s aides
were involved in and were participants in the assault. There are also
reports that Asaram Bapu runs a gurukul for women in Madhya Pradesh.
AIDWA further demands a thorough investigation into the ashrams and
gurukuls run by the Baba's trust.
This is not the first time that criminal charges have been framed
against the so called spiritual guru. Earlier, he had been charged with
attempt to murder, land grab cases etc. Last year, the Baba had made
derogatory and insensitive remarks about the 23 year old rape victim of
the December 16th Delhi rape case. Even after coming under severe
criticism from women's activists and organisations, no serious action
was taken against the Asaram Bapu.
AIDWA therefore demands
that the government take immediate action in the case and arrest the
culprits. It is also the responsibility of the state to ensure that the
Baba and his aides are not able to misuse their power and clout to
influence a fair enquiry.