Asaram Bapu shot to fame in the west when he made an infamous comment during the Delhi Rape Aftermath.
He claimed that the victim would have avoided that horrific rape if she had called the attackers “brothers” and pleaded for mercy and prayed to Krishna.
Asaram Bapu is in trouble though. A court has remanded him in custody for the alleged sexual assault of a 16 year old girl. Bapu has a following of millions and indeed protests have already begun blaming the accusation as politically motivated.
But then India’s women didn’t forget his words. Why should Asaram be treated differently because he dresses in orange? If he did rape her, would he have stopped had the girl called him “uncle”?
The girl’s family say they have been followers of the controversial guru for 12 years.
In their complaint to the police, the family alleged that Asaram Bapu asked the teenager to stay back after prayers last week and assaulted her while her mother waited outside.