Spiritual leader allegedly manipulated 400 men into removing testicles to be ‘closer to God’

Spiritual leader allegedly manipulated 400 men into removing testicles to be ‘closer to God’

I almost did not blog at all today, until I saw this…

There are times I am glad to be a lady. And somewhat agnostic. And not the member of any church. This is one of those times.

(Link): Spiritual leader allegedly manipulated 400 men into removing testicles to be ‘closer to God’

March 1, 2015

The castrations allegedly started happening from 2000

A man has been accused of encouraging hundreds of followers to be castrated in a promise for them to become closer to God.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, an Indian pop-star and telepreacher with a reported wealth of more than $50 million, is being investigated after he allegedly manipulated around 400 men to get their testicles removed – according to (Link): India Today.

One of his former followers who underwent castration seven years ago – named Hans Raj Chauhan – is one of the few to break the silence to speak out against him and the group.

“[The victims] were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet God,” said Chauhan’s lawyer, Navkiran Singh, according to the (Link): Sydney Morning Herald.

….In January, (Link): MailOnline reported how Singh, the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda organisation, had hit back at the allegations. At a press conference for his new film he said: “Such allegations disturb me, when I am doing good for humanity. Therefore me and my legal advisor are going to move the court challenging the allegations.”

…The alleged castrations were said to be mainly carried out at a hospital run by the DSS in Singh’s ancestral village Gurusar Modia, in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.

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