Some Indian Babas have made it to the headlines, not because of spirituality and well-being they profess but because of sexual abuse they did. We will take a look at few of these Swami’s who have attracted controversies or committed the sexual crime.
Asaram Bapu was born in Sind in undivided India. He has over 425 ashrams and more than 50 Gurukuls across the country. In 2013, a case of sexual assault was registered against him in New Delhi.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Actually, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s name has figured in many criminal cases. But the most controversial is one in which he is accused of rape multiple times by one of his followers.
Swami has devotees on a broader international scale. He was seen with a female Tamil actor in an unpleasant state on a special telecast by a South Indian TV channel. He himself denied his involvement in the sex scandal.
Swayambhu Baba Shiv Dwivedi
Swayambhu Baba ran a sex racket in Delhi. Also, he was arrested under MCOCA for flesh trade. Apart from his real name, he is also known as Sant Swami Bheemanand and Maharaj Chitrakootwaale.
Remember Hot Yoga!! yes, the man behind it, Bikram Choudhary is also accused of sex charges. There are many cases of rape and sexual harassment against him.