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Parole and the political pirouette

GS Paper 4


Source: The Hindu

 Context: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a prisoner in Rohtak’s Sunaria jail and the spiritual leader of the religious cult Dera Sacha Sauda was recently granted a 40-day parole.



  • While on parole, the self-proclaimed godman has been meeting a number of politicians, holding Satsang (spiritual discourses) for ardent devotees and Naam charchas (religious assemblies), and formally inducting new followers into the cult.
  • The parole coincides with two crucial elections in Haryana – the by-election to the Adampur Assembly constituency and panchayat elections and the Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.


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