Asaram: From Spiritual Guru to Rape Convict

Asaram Bapu, the spiritual guru to millions of Indians, was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for raping a teenager in his ashram in 2013. Over the last 5 years since his arrest, his followers have threatened judges and victims’ families and even killed witnesses to save their beloved ‘Bapuji’.

So, who is Asaram, and why is his conviction important?

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