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The Sunday Review

Temporarily, a convicted murderer and rapist who was revered as a religious Guru by millions has been released from jail in India the Fourth time in It will be in effect for 12 months. This angers activists who claim it is a dangerous precedent in A country that is struggling with violence against women.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Head of the Spiritual organization Dera Sacha Sauda was freed for 40 days beginning January 21st and will be released until March 1, according to Sanjeev Verma (a senior official). from the Rohtak city, in the The Sunday Review confirmed that Haryana is the northernmost state.

Singh was sentenced in 2017 to 20 years imprisonment in prison He raped two of his supporters. He was sentenced to life two years later. the Murder of journalist exposed the His group has committed sexual abuse against women.

Singh had been granted an earlier grant temporary Please leave from prison in February, June and October last year, authorities said, angering women’s rights advocates in the country.

“See how the rapist whom you let free in society is slapping the system,” Swati Maliwal, chairperson for Delhi’s Commission for Women, said on Twitter, sharing a video of Singh cutting a cake with a sword four days after his latest release.

“Great heroes once protected the weak with the sword, today this rapist is celebrating with the sword,” Sie wrote.

His release It was also opposed by the Sikh group, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Yet the Singh’s crimes are mainly cultish in nature and the Dera Sacha Sauda group has welcomed Singh’s latest addition. release, saying On Twitter, it was “thrilled.”

Because you are leaving prison Singh preached to almost 5 million of his Instagram followers last month. “parenting tips” Release songs discourage Use of drugs

There are some people who oppose his ideas. release Court documents show that he was petitioned to be returned to prison.

However, last year, similar petitions challenging Singh’s previous temporary release The periods were ended by the Punjab and Haryana High Courts.

Verma, the Official from Rohtak District, not answer The Sunday Review’s questions about why Singh had been released, saying the The matter was in In front the court.

Sunday Review attempted to reach you the Haryana government but not We received a reply. Reporters interviewed in Oct. last year was the first time Singh had been out. temporary release, the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said he had “no comment” On the case.

“It is the job of the court to give bail or parole to any person,” He said.

Singh is sometimes called “Singh” the “guru of bling” His flamboyant lifestyle which involves flashy dresses and a love for diamonds has earned him a loyal and large support base in Outside of India

His Dera Sacha Sauda group has ashrams – places of worship – across 10 states and union territories in India claims that it has 60 million followers around the world.

Singh has a lot of influence, and is regarded as a cultural icon. His roles include the lead role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” in Many films, as well as many popular music videos. the “Messenger of God,” in He acts as a hero and saves India.

His 2017 conviction for rape sparked violence that saw 36 deaths and many more injured in northern India. the Security will be tightened by the government in Haryana on the Day of the sentencing. To shut down Internet and SMS Services in Some parts the state.

One of many revered gurus, he is in India is accused of violence crimes including rape

An Indian court had sentenced Asaram Bapu, a self-declared spiritual guru to life imprisonment for rape charges and sodomy. It was the Second life term for the After his 2018 conviction, he is serving a life sentence for raping 16-year old girl.