Brits travelling to India advised to be on alert due to Ram Rahim violence


The UK today issued a safety advisory for its citizens travelling to India, saying possibility of further serious violence may be expected after the conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case. Thousands of followers of Ram Rahim, who is the head of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, went on the rampage today, setting fire to vehicles, buildings and railway stations soon after a special CBI court convicted him in a 2002 rape case. The advisory issued by the UK government asked the India-bound travelers follow the advice of the local authorities, monitor local media and keep…

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