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Govt support for 'godmen' like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh shows State isn't ready to keep its nose out of religious affairs
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Govt support for 'godmen' like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh shows State isn't ready to keep its nose out of religious affairs

Though a 2014 Supreme Court judgment told the government to keep away from managing religion, State support for godmen like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh shows it isn't willing to do so

Dera-run schools set to reopen after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's rape conviction, but parents are a worried lot
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Dera-run schools set to reopen after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's rape conviction, but parents are a worried lot

Editor's note: The rape conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has left the fate of many people in limbo. In the second of a three-part series, Firstpost speaks to the parents of children enrolled in Dera-run educational institutes and brings to light their anxieties.

Two Dera Sacha Sauda workers arrested in Panchkula violence case; search for Honeypreet continues
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Two Dera Sacha Sauda workers arrested in Panchkula violence case; search for Honeypreet continues

Efforts are also on to trace the Dera chief's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan and Dera spokesman Aditya Insan, against whom a lookout notice was issued earlier.

After Ram Rahim Singh's rape conviction, 147 Dera film technicians left in lurch; salaries worth lakhs unpaid
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After Ram Rahim Singh's rape conviction, 147 Dera film technicians left in lurch; salaries worth lakhs unpaid

Editor's note: The rape conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has left the fate of many people in limbo. In the first of a three-part series, Firstpost speaks to some of the 147 film technicians of Singh's production company, who claim that their salaries remain unpaid and they have nowhere to go.

Murder trial against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim to continue in CBI court on 18 and 22 September
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Murder trial against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim to continue in CBI court on 18 and 22 September

The hearing of the two separate murder cases against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and others will be continued next week

Murder cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh: Final arguments begin in special CBI court
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Murder cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh: Final arguments begin in special CBI court

Final arguments in the two murder cases naming jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh began in a special CBI court on Saturday.

Security heightened in Panchkula as Gurmeet Ram Rahim faces trial for murder today
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Security heightened in Panchkula as Gurmeet Ram Rahim faces trial for murder today

Security has been tightened in Panchkula town in Haryana ahead of a crucial hearing in two separate murder cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim meets his mother in jail; Haryana Police arrests key sect functionary
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Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim meets his mother in jail; Haryana Police arrests key sect functionary

A key Dera Sacha Sauda functionary has been arrested in connection with the violence that broke out after the conviction of the sect's chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Haryana Police said.

Three Haryana cops arrested for conspiring to help Gurmeet Ram Rahim flee court after conviction​
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Three Haryana cops arrested for conspiring to help Gurmeet Ram Rahim flee court after conviction​

The cops were arrested in Panchkula, Haryana where they were called to join the investigation

Haryana Police to question Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson in relation to violence following Ram Rahim's conviction
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Haryana Police to question Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson in relation to violence following Ram Rahim's conviction

The Haryana Police will soon interrogate Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan in connection with the violence that had broken out in Panchkula and Sirsa following the sect head's rape conviction.

Dera Sacha Sauda's IT head accused of evidence tampering, arrested for deleting crucial footage
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Dera Sacha Sauda's IT head accused of evidence tampering, arrested for deleting crucial footage

Intensifying its ongoing probe against controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim, Haryana Police on Wednesday arrested the sect's IT head from Sirsa.

Amarinder Singh slams Manohar Lal Khattar for blaming Punjab Police for Panchkula violence
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Amarinder Singh slams Manohar Lal Khattar for blaming Punjab Police for Panchkula violence

Dubbing Khattar's charges against government as "ludicrous", Amarinder Singh said he was trying "desperately to cover up his own government's failure in preventing the carnage"

Inside Ram Rahim's modern day Xanadu: Operations at Dera HQ unearth skeletons, hidden tunnels and chief's secret life
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Inside Ram Rahim's modern day Xanadu: Operations at Dera HQ unearth skeletons, hidden tunnels and chief's secret life

Given Ram Rahim's colourful yet secretive life as a cult leader, it was expected that a lot of secrets could tumble out of the Dera headquarters, particularly his residence — babaji ki gufa.

Secret tunnels, skin bank and irregularities rule Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters at Haryana's Sirsa
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Secret tunnels, skin bank and irregularities rule Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters at Haryana's Sirsa

The sanitisation of Dera Sacha Sauda's premises ended on Sunday with police discovering secret tunnels, unlicensed skin bank and firecrackers factory, etc

Senior Dera Sacha Sauda member Govind Insan arrested for inciting violence in Panchkula on 25 August
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Senior Dera Sacha Sauda member Govind Insan arrested for inciting violence in Panchkula on 25 August

Govind, a senior member of the Dera Sacha Sauda, was present at the Hafed Chowk, the epicentre of the violence in Panchkula on 25 August, the police said on Sunday.

Search for Ram Rahim's daughter: Police along Nepal border on alert to ensure Honeypreet doesn't escape
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Search for Ram Rahim's daughter: Police along Nepal border on alert to ensure Honeypreet doesn't escape

Photographs of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan have been pasted at police stations bordering Nepal and the law and order machinery is on an alert to ensure she does not sneak into the neighbouring country.

Dera HQ search ops Day 3: Probe at Sirsa headquarters ends, curfews relaxed around ashram premises
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Dera HQ search ops Day 3: Probe at Sirsa headquarters ends, curfews relaxed around ashram premises

Authorities in Haryana conducted searches at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Sirsa for the third consecutive day, with the whole operation finally ending in the evening

Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad releases list of 'fake babas', demands legislation against 'cult leaders'
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Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad releases list of 'fake babas', demands legislation against 'cult leaders'

Irked by recent controversies surrounding self-styled godmen, the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the apex body of Hindu sadhus, released a list of 14 "fake babas" and demanded a crackdown on "rootless cult leaders" by bringing in a legislation

Dera HQ search ops Day 2 as it happened: Tunnel connecting Ram Rahim's cave to sadhvis' residence found
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Dera HQ search ops Day 2 as it happened: Tunnel connecting Ram Rahim's cave to sadhvis' residence found

An unregistered luxury car and some banned currency notes were on Friday seized from the Dera of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.