Asaram Bapu’s insane supporters

closeup of asaram wearing a wreath of roses and gesturing at cameraAsaram Bapu is a self styled godman with high profile devotees and a string of disturbing rumors ranging from land grabs to dead kids.

Asaram Bapu stands accused of raping a minor girl, daughter of his followers, in the name of treating her. This is not the first time his name has come up with warped sexual rites and even dead bodies. His supporters on the other and are determined to see no wrong.

BJP politicians have embarrassed the party with their bizarre endorsements of his character, leading Modi to call for sanity, which got promptly ignored.

asaram bapu against a blue background and flowers

Melodramatic picturizations of Asaram Bapu abound and flowers are a recurring theme.

Staunch belief in the godman appears to have rotted the brains of many people. The latest is accusations that he isn’t missing, but media is pretending he is, to foul his name.

Let us see. The man goes missing in Bhopal after asking Jodhpur police for an extension on his deadline to present himself in the police station. He had apparently booked tickets on various flights to Delhi and Ahmedabad, all of which he missed when he arrived too late for the last one. His supporters attack media in two cities. He went missing and police had no idea where he was.

Now he is found in Indore, with his son pretending that he hadn’t gone missing at all. One really has to wonder why he isn’t in a police station in Jodhpur if he wasn’t evading arrest.

closeup of asaram wearing a wreath of roses and gesturing at camera

Asaram Bapu is a self styled godman with high profile devotees and a string of disturbing rumors ranging from land grabs to dead kids.

 

Time to wake up folks, even in respect, in blind worship, in stubborn support of a fanatic whose vision you like, in political loyalty, or in plain belief that the accused is innocent, there has to be a line of logic below which you will not fall.

Simple logic of matter is that if he was supposed to turn himself in to police, missed all flights to arrive there, went out of sight while followers distracted attention from him and surfaced in another city, it is called evading arrest.

Now he is found. Hope he gets arrested.

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