Asaram Bapu's Kumbh Mela camp in Allahabad was vandalised on Wednesday in the wake of his offending remarks on the Delhi gang rape incident. The camp was set up for Bapu's three-day stay and discourses during the ensuing Kumbh Mela starting from January 14.
AN ANGRY mob opposing Asaram Bapu's demeaning remarks on Delhi
rape victim set the gate of the camp on fire and vandalised the camp premises. The police have not been able to identify and pin down the people involved in the incident.
Reportedly, the Sannyasi Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Sant Mahasabha and Akhil Bharat Purohit Mahasabha are all set to oppose Bapu's visit. According to Swami Chidananda, Bapu's remarks on the Delhi rape victim were inappropriate since religious gurus were supposed to propagate dharma for a harmonious society and not to offend anybody.
Many political and social groups including women activists have decided to protest Bapu's visit to Allahabad during Kumbh Mela.
Controversial 71-year-old self-proclaimed god-man once again made headlines a few days ago with his shocking statement on the 23-year-old victim of Delhi gang rape that has enraged the countrymen. His main Ashram is in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and he is accused in an attempt to murder case and many land encroachment cases.