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Punjab Polls: Regions, Deras and Electoral Politics

Punjab Polls: Regions, Deras and Electoral Politics

Deras assume special importance during election times. Leaders of almost all political parties make multiple visits to deras to entice a maximum number of votes. There is hardly a village or town in Punjab where there is no gurdwara, temple and/or a dera.

17 February 2022
Punjab Elections: Will Ram Rahim's Release On Furlough Add Fuel To Poll Fire?

Punjab Elections: Will Ram Rahim's Release On Furlough Add Fuel To Poll Fire?

Despite claiming to be apolitical, Gurmeet Ram Rahim has backed parties and people directly and indirectly in previous elections. Ram Rahim's supporters are...

09 February 2022

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Granted 21-Day Furlough, Haryana Govt Says Nothing To Do With Polls

CM Khattar said that a prisoner who has completed three years of his term can apply for furlough.

Dera Followers Involved In 2015 Sacrilege Incident: Justice (Retd) Ranjit Singh

Dera Followers Involved In 2015 Sacrilege Incident: Justice (Retd) Ranjit Singh

Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh said that both the previous SAD-BJP regime and the Congress government could not deliver justice despite the lapse of seven years...

20 January 2022

Deras Of Punjab: Powerful Symbols Of Dalit Assertion

Dalits may be under-represented in mainstream politics, but in Punjab they have a rich tradition of religio-cultural assertion through the influential Deras.

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08 October 2021
Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Convicted In Followers' Murder Case

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Convicted In Followers' Murder Case

The self-styled godman and four others have been convicted for the murder of former Dear manager Ranjith Singh in July 2002. The quantum of punishment will be...


02 November 2019
Sedition Charges Against Ram Rahim's Daughter Dropped In Panchkula Violence Case

Sedition Charges Against Ram Rahim's Daughter Dropped In Panchkula Violence Case

Honeypreet was booked on charges of sedition, inciting violence and being involved in a conspiracy to help the Dera chief escape.


29 March 2019
With Gurmeet Ram Rahim In Jail, Dera Followers Are Unsure Of Which Party To Support

With Gurmeet Ram Rahim In Jail, Dera Followers Are Unsure Of Which Party To Support

Several Dera followers say they could decide on voting the party that promises to get their guru released from jail.


24 November 2018
Second Arrest In Amritsar Grenade Attack Case, Police Recovers Pistols

Second Arrest In Amritsar Grenade Attack Case, Police Recovers Pistols

Three persons including a preacher were killed and over 20 injured in the attack by two-motorcycle borne men which the police treated as a “terrorist act”.



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03 March 2018
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

Angry worshippers of a Karnataka's village; hauted Assembly in Rajasthan. Read all the juicy gossip...


15 February 2018
Dera Sacha Sauda Used Old Printing Press Building, Hospitals For Mass Castration At Ram Rahim's Behest: CBI

Dera Sacha Sauda Used Old Printing Press Building, Hospitals For Mass Castration At Ram Rahim's Behest: CBI

The chargesheet claimed that the CBI inspected halls and rooms of the “very old” building with oval-shaped brick roof with iron girders





14 November 2017
None Of The Prisoners Have Ever Seen Ram Rahim, Only Been Told He Is Lodged There, Claims Rohtak Jail Prisoner Out On Bail

None Of The Prisoners Have Ever Seen Ram Rahim, Only Been Told He Is Lodged There, Claims Rohtak Jail Prisoner Out On Bail

He also averred that a special vehicle brings food for Ram Rahim and that the authorities also cut out portion from newspapers which castigate the jail...


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13 October 2017
Honeypreet, Her Accomplice Sukhdeep Kaur Sent To Ambala Jail For Judicial Custody Till October 23

Honeypreet, Her Accomplice Sukhdeep Kaur Sent To Ambala Jail For Judicial Custody Till October 23

The violence had erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa, the Dera headquarters, which claimed 41 lives--six died in Sirsa--and left nearly 200 injured on August 25.




04 October 2017
Two Rape Victims Move HC Seeking Life Imprisonment For Dera's Ram Rahim Singh

Two Rape Victims Move HC Seeking Life Imprisonment For Dera's Ram Rahim Singh

A special CBI court on August 28 had sentenced Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in prison after his conviction in two rape cases.






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