Gurmeet Singh

Current leader of the spiritual organisation Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Singh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an internationally renowned Social reformer, preacher, spiritual leader and the head of the socio spiritual organisation Dera Sacha Sauda since 23 September 1990. His followers revere him as 'Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan'. Under Singh's leadership, DSS has engaged in numerous social programmes, including blood drives, tree planting, disaster relief, and support for transgender people, tribal communities, orphans, and rehabilitation of sex workers.
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Hearing in murder cases against Ram Rahim to continue on Monday - Times of India
Google News - 5 months
Times of India Hearing in murder cases against Ram Rahim to continue on Monday Times of India PANCHKULA/CHANDIGARH: The hearing of the two separate murder cases against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and others will be continued next week, court sources said. Hearing in the matter, which began in the Central Bureau of ... Murder hearing against Ram Rahim to continue on Monday: 10 facts to knowBusiness Standard How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's murder case is connected to his rape convictionIndia Today Final arguments begin in two murder cases naming jailed Dera chiefThe Indian Express The Tribune -Financial Express -Hindustan Times -India TV all 270 news articles »
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How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's empire looks like from inside the Dera HQ in Sirsa - India Today
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India Today How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's empire looks like from inside the Dera HQ in Sirsa India Today The Dera campus has buildings designed like replicas of iconic buildings like Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal. IndiaToday.in · desk-itgd@intoday.com. September 6, 2017 | UPDATED 21:42 IST. A +A -. Image for representation ... Ram Rahim Singh conviction violence: Report loss, claim compensation, Govt to peopleHindustan Times Excavation likely to be carried out in Dera Sacha complex for human remainsDeccan Herald Security tightened around Dera headquarters ahead of searchTimes of India The Hans India -ABP LIVE -Zee News -Financial Express all 51 news articles »
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Dera Sacha Sauda follower commits suicide in Haryana's Ambala Jail - Daily News & Analysis
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The Indian Express Dera Sacha Sauda follower commits suicide in Haryana's Ambala Jail Daily News & Analysis A Dera Sacha Sauda follower allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Haryana's Ambala Jail. Ravindra, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Sarsawa, was arrested in Panchkula on August 25 when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ... Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh verdict fallout: Dera Sacha Sauda follower Ravinder hangs himself in Ambala Central JailFinancial Express all 12 news articles »
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Unholy Baba: Gurmeet Ram Rahim's fall from guru to rapist - India Today
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India Today Unholy Baba: Gurmeet Ram Rahim's fall from guru to rapist India Today The convicted guru's cult unravels, revealing a sordid world of political influence, sexual violence and allegations of murder. Asit Jolly · asit.jolly@intoday.com. August 31, 2017 | UPDATED 22:37 IST. A +A -. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (Photo: Prabhjot ... Gurmeet Ram Rahim's Twitter account 'withheld' in IndiaTimes of India Top news: SP Tyagi chargesheeted in chopper scam, Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Baadshaho movie reviewThe Indian Express Haryana Police issues lookout notice for 'Papa Ki Angel' Honeypreet SinghDaily News & Analysis Financial Express -Business Standard -Oneindia -Moneycontrol.com all 421 news articles »
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Panchkula violence: War-like situation has to be fought like war, says high court - Hindustan Times
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Hindustan Times Panchkula violence: War-like situation has to be fought like war, says high court Hindustan Times The Haryana government claimed before the court that it did not remove the Dera Sacha Sauda followers from Panchkula ahead of the rape case verdict against sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim on August 25, to ensure his presence before the court. ROFL alert: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's films hold these mind-blowing recordsIndia Today It was a 'war-like situation', says High Court on Dera violenceTimes of India After Ram Rahim Singh's conviction, speculation rife about Dera chief's successorThe Indian Express Daily News & Analysis -Economic Times -News18 -Business Standard all 7,398 news articles »
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'He is Dera baba, our man here is Jagan baba', says Chandrababu Naidu attacking Jaganmohan Reddy - Firstpost
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Firstpost 'He is Dera baba, our man here is Jagan baba', says Chandrababu Naidu attacking Jaganmohan Reddy Firstpost Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday likened Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, sentenced to 20 years in jail in two rape cases. "He is Dera baba and ... Seek resignation of defectors and go for polls, YSRC tells NaiduThe Hindu TDP wins Nandyal, Jagan cries foulThe Indian Express Nandyal bypoll: TDP posts easy win; YSRC downplays lossFinancial Express Deccan Chronicle -The Hans India -NDTV -Hindu Business Line all 186 news articles »
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentence hearing as it happened: Dera chief languishes alone in Rohtak jail - Firstpost
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Firstpost Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentence hearing as it happened: Dera chief languishes alone in Rohtak jail Firstpost The decision was taken at a high level meeting between authorities. Sirsa town is home to the sprawling Dera headquarters where the sect's followers had gathered in large numbers ahead of Ram Rahim's conviction. 22:33 (IST). Copy of CBI court order ... Gurmeet Ram Rahim faces more trouble after 20 years sentence, India-China standoff at Doklam ends: Top storiesHindustan Times 20 years in jail for Dera Sacha Sauda chief: 'wild beast… damaged heritage of land'The Indian Express Ram Rahim's rise shows how godmen grow in clout, fill void left by stateBusiness Standard India Today -Financial Express -The New Indian Express -Daily News & Analysis all 6,410 news articles »
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Indian Guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced to 10 Years for Rape
Yahoo News - 6 months
A judge on Monday sentenced a flamboyant and controversial Indian guru to 10 years in prison on charges of raping 2 female followers.
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Guru is convicted of rape. 17 die in clashes
CNN - 6 months
Several north Indian cities are bracing for violence in the wake of a guilty verdict in the rape trial of popular Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
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'Guru Of Bling' Rape Conviction Sparks Deadly Protests In India
NPR - 6 months
Tens of thousands of followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh — who calls himself the "Guru of Bling" — gathered to show support for their leader. At least 28 people have died in unrest after the verdict. (Image credit: Tsering Topgyal/AP)
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Dera verdict: Army on standby in Punjab, Haryana - Times of India
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Times of India Dera verdict: Army on standby in Punjab, Haryana Times of India CHANDIGARH: Both Punjab and Haryana have asked the Army to be on standby ahead of the CBI court's verdict in a rape case against head of Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. This is in addition to central paramilitary forces and state police ... Ram Rahim case verdict: Over a lakh Dera supporters in Panchkula, residents in panic, traders mull shutdownThe Indian Express Rape case verdict against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25; Haryana govt may deploy ArmyZee News Dera rape case verdict tomorrow: Punjab, Haryana on high alertDaily News & Analysis Deccan Chronicle -Hindustan Times -India TV -Oneindia all 335 news articles »
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December 2012 gangrape case: Ahead of Supreme Court ruling, here's a look back at the 2014 Delhi HC verdict - Firstpost
Google News - 10 months
Firstpost December 2012 gangrape case: Ahead of Supreme Court ruling, here's a look back at the 2014 Delhi HC verdict Firstpost On 16 December, 2012, 23-year-old Jyoti Singh was beaten, gang raped and tortured in a moving bus by Ram Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh and a juvenile when she was travelling with a friend. She succumbed to her injuries ... Dec 16 gang rape verdict: Want death for convicts, living for this day, says mother of Delhi braveheartHindustan Times Confident that SC will give justice to our daughter: Nirbhaya's parentsTimes of India Nirbhaya gangrape: Supreme Court to decide on convicts' plea against death sentenceThe Indian Express India Today -NDTV -Oneindia -Moneycontrol.com all 63 news articles »
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Senior citizens on fast-unto-death demanding motorable road in Tehri
The Times Of India - about 4 years
More Singh,74, Rai Singh Kentrua, 78 and Onkar Das, 75, residents of Tola village, have been on a hunger strike since Monday.     
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You Can't Stash This Mustache: Ram Singh Chauhan And His 14-Foot Facial Hair
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Ram Singh Chauhan has managed to avoid some close shaves in his life -- a necessity if you're the owner of the world's longest mustache. Chauhan, 58, of Jaipur, India, has a 'stash that measures 14 feet. He's been growing it since 1982, after a friend with a 7-foot-long mustache suggested it. "He said, 'Ram Singh, it’ll be good if you grow your mustache too," he told IshaFoundation.org. So far, the friend's prediction came true. Chauhan has appeared in many Bollywood films as well as the 1983 James Bond film "Octopussy." Chauhan officially earned the title of "World's Longest Mustache" from Guinness World Records in March, 2010. He admits keeping it looking lush is not easy. “Growing a mustache is like taking care of a baby -- you really need to nurture it," he said, according to the Mirror. “The mustache is the symbol of pride and respect. In ancient India, a mustache meant everything. It is priceless. It’s a man thing.” However, his wife, Asha, needed some time to get us...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is recently honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for most popular actor,director and writer. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was awarded 4 Platinum Plaques in four categories including Vocals, Lyrics, Composition and Music Direction for MSG-1 Music from IFPI (The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) He is awarded with Giants International Award for his social works to society in 2016.
  • 2015
    Age 47
    On 27 September 2015, the Akal Takht accepted his apology and pardoned him, but, on observing widespread resentment and protest among Sikhs regarding his pardon, the organisation revoked the pardon on 16 October.
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    Ram Rahim has acted in the films MSG: The Messenger which was released worldwide on 13 February 2015.
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    He supported BJP in the Bihar assembly election in 2015, and nearly 3000 Dera followers campaigned for BJP in the state.
    In February 2015, his organisation openly supported BJP in Delhi elections, saying that he has over 20 Lakh followers in Delhi.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    On Dec 25, 2010 The Hindu published a verdict of giving clean chit in murder case of Fakir Chand given to Ram Rahim Singh by a special court of Central Bureau of Investigation in Ambala, in its closure report.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    On 20 June 2008, a group of Sikhs shouted anti-Dera slogans during Gurmeet Ram Rahim's visit to the Nirmal Lifestyles mall in Mumbai.
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    On 2 February 2008, Ram Rahim's cavalcade was attacked with explosives, injuring 11 persons.
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    Sikh protesters demanded Ram Rahim Singh's arrest again on June 21, 2008, following the killing of a community member by Ram Rahim Singh's bodyguard.
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    On February 2, 2008 he escaped another attack on his cavalcade, where a tyre stuffed with explosives was thrown at one of the cars.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Ram Rahim was attacked by a mob on 16 July 2007, but escaped unhurt.
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    He appeared before court on October 4, 2007.
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    On August 1, 2007, Ram Rahim Singh was accused with the Chatrapati murder, the murder of Dera manager Ranjit Singh and sexual harassment.
    On July 16, 2007 Ram Rahim Singh was attacked by a mob, but escaped unhurt.
    On June 20, 2007 an arrest warrant against Ram Rahim Singh was issues on the matter.
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    In May 2007 Ram Rahim Singh and Dera were the target of Sikh protests, following an incident in which Ram Rahim Singh appeared in an advert dressed in a way which Sikhs said was similar to the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. One person was killed in the violence and over 100 injured. On 20 May 2007, a press release by the organization expressed regret and offered an apology to the Tenth Guru himself. A second apology was published on 27 May 2007.
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    On 20 June 2007, a magistrate issued a warrant for Singh wearing an attire allegedly similar to the Tenth Guru under Section 295-A of the IPC on May 20 in Bathinda.
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    In May 2007 Dera Sacha Sauda was accused of insulting the Sikh community, when he appeared in an advertisement wearing attire that Sikhs claimed resembled that of 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh.
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  • 2002
    Age 34
    Allegations started in May 2002 after an anonymous letter alleging sexual exploitation was addressed to the Prime Minister and its copies had been marked to the Union Home Minister, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Haryana Chief Minister, the Sirsa Superintendent of Police, the National Human Rights Commission, newspapers and women's and social organisations.
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  • 2001
    Age 33
    He established a specialised disaster relief and welfare agency called Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing in 2001.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 23
    Chand's brother, Ram Kumar Bishnoi, had alleged Singh's involvement in Chand's 1991 disappearance, but a CBI investigation of two dozen documents and statements by 41 witnesses failed to find any tangible link.
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    One man who had been a devotee of the previous guru, Fakir Chand, disappeared in 1991, and was allegedly murdered in order to stop him from posing an alternative to Ram Rahim's succession.
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  • 1990
    Age 22
    On 23 September 1990, Shah Satnam held a satsang where he publicly conferred sainthood and succession of the spiritual leadership upon Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
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    Ram Rahim Singh is married and has three children, although he renounced family ties in 1990 to enter spiritual life.
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    On September 23, 1990, Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj held a huge satsang where he publicly conferred sainthood and succession of the spiritual leadership upon Ram Rahim Singh.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born in 1967.
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