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HC dismisses plea filed by Dera followers to telecast Ram Rahim’s sermons from jail

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(G.N.S) Dt. 24

Chandigarh

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is in jail following conviction in a rape case.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition filed by some followers of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who wanted his sermons to be telecast from the prison.

Followers of the jailed Dera chief from Bathinda, under the banner of ‘Malwa Insan Followers Dera Sacha Sauda Sangh’, moved the petition in the high court.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two disciples, is lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, Haryana.

The court, however, today dismissed the petition which sought directions to the Haryana government and the Haryana jail administration to telecast his religious speeches/sermons from the jail either through satellite channels or via Internet.

A special CBI court on August 28 last year sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years imprisonment in a 1992 rape case. At least 30 people died in the clashes that broke out after his conviction.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s aide Honeypreet, accused of inciting the violence, was arrested by Haryana Police on October 3 after a 38-day chase.

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