Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama praises rape-convict Asaram's ashram for planning 'Matru-Pitru Divas' on 14 February

In a controversial move, a Gujarat minister has written to rape-convict Asaram’s ashram lauding them for celebrating 14 February, popularly known for Valentine’s Day celebrations, as ‘Matru-Pitru Divas’.

Asian News International January 30, 2019 15:28:33 IST
Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama praises rape-convict Asaram's ashram for planning 'Matru-Pitru Divas' on 14 February
  • Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama wrote to the Motera unit of Asaram's ashram

  • He called the organisation's move to organise 'Matru-Pitru Divas' a 'noble act'

  • Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2018 after he was found guilty of raping a minor girl

Gandhinagar: In a controversial move, a Gujarat minister has written to rape-convict Asaram’s ashram lauding them for celebrating 14 February, popularly known for Valentine’s Day celebrations, as ‘Matru-Pitru Divas’.

Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has written in Gujarati to the Motera unit of Asaram's ashram commending it for organising the ‘Matru-Pitru Divas’  or ‘worship your parents day’ and called it a “noble act.”

Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama praises rapeconvict Asarams ashram for planning MatruPitru Divas on 14 February

File image of Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. Twitter/@bhupendrasinh1

"One who takes care of the mother, father and guru himself is respected. Your organisation has started a new initiative to celebrate Matru-Pitru Divas (Mother-Father Day) on 14 February, 2019, which is commendable,” Chudasama wrote.

“I wish that this initiative becomes a huge success, and makes boys and girls and young men and women understand their responsibilities towards their parents. I convey my best wishes to your organisation for such a noble act," the letter stated

In April 2018, Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a minor girl in Manai village near Jodhpur on 15 August, 2013.

The judicature had also sentenced two other accused, Shilpi and Sharad to 20 years each in jail, in connection with the same case.

The self-styled godman was found guilty under various sections of the IPC, including trafficking, wrongful confinement, outraging modesty,  rape, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy and some sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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