“The girl is suffering from a chronic mental state which draws her close to the men ” farted out the great Ram Jethmalani trying to defend his client Asaram. Read the defense
Asaram, the revered Guru fell from grace and is in jail now for raping a girl. It has come out that he raped not only one complainant but myriad others too.
Lets look at this perspective from Asaram’s angle and analyze this incident with respect to other crimes people in certain honorable positions do . ( Previous posts on fraud accounting by splitting expenses)
- Enjoying faith and respect out of sainthood : Asaram enjoys a following because of his beard, long hair, sanskrit mantra he chants. Masses can hear those mantras but can barely understand them . There are some souls around us who grow long hair, repeat how great and holi company they work in. They chant Baaai laaaa..j which you have never read or will never have time to read. Beware of these wolves around. In India, we are conditioned to respect those who look like sadhus but respect should be given on behavior. Read this
- Stooges and chants on Acts of good faith : Asaram has greed, lust and arrogance because of his large following. There are and were his stooges who treat/ treated him like god’s incarnation. They feel its their Dharma to defend all his Kaam + Karma. The group around Asaram believed, the charges against him were false, baseless, of malafide intent. The charges were driven by a hidden agenda of the girl because the girl wanted to do something illegal and unauthorized or become famous. At one point Asaram claimed he cant rape because he cant have erections ( The potency test got the snake out of the hole ). Some real wise men told the girl that going open with charges against Asaram will have ” HUGE REPERCUSSIONS “, the girl will be destroyed. You will have similar people in your society who are equivalent. These when talked about the misconduct of criminals will say , “We trust him “, “Reporting this will have repercussions” and finally without getting the facts declare that – “X has done an act of good faith, he is a jolly good fellow “. One person said, its irregularity but not criminality.
This Act of good faith is what amuses me most and I want to discuss this deeper in this article. Advocate Jethmalani is trying to build a theory that the girl was in a great need to get Bapu’s proximity. Bapu was always benevolent , he figured out this particular girl and many others who needed his bodily blessings. He wanted to do Uddhar for the girl. Bapu also believed that he didnt need the consent of general body of the girl( Or even her general mind) to go ahead with the act. Bapu was convinced that once he is done with his act, he will be able to justify the little cost and benefits of rape to the girl for approval . She will keep quiet. In fact many girls have kept a total quiet. The gratuitous act done by Bapu in his opinion and opinion of his stooges has cured the hapless girls of all the biggest problem they were having in their lives.
We now know where the great Bapu has landed up with his great assumptions, convictions and where the stooges defending will end up.
Now I show you the excerpt of justification given in writing to the Deputy Registrar of societies , Pune , by the Chairman of my society. This was in response to the complaint I submitted for spending 2.75 lakhs on CCTV where we gave an approval of 75K only.
Now, consider the General body of my society as that girl. The girl probably gave consent to let the Bapu put his fingers on her head. What Bapu with his fingers did, is now a matter of criminal investigation. What consent girl gave and what Bapu does have a difference of 4x and above. There is little to guess whether it was benign to girl or gratuitous to his great HOLI libido.
The well wishers of Bapu are screaming hell on the girl who was raped. The dharmadhikaris are shouting, this will damage the fabric of sainthood. Somebody just said that its hidden agenda of Congress to malign the great Swamis. There are some monkeys who are jumping up and down not on the lecherous act of Bapu but on unsubstantiated nymphomania of the girl . There are stooges who are attacking the police officers who are fighting to prosecute the rapist Bapu.
I have experienced this kind of babagiri in very close proximity. Just like Bapu’s sympathizers some sympathizers are asking me why I am raising these issues of corruption in my society now?
There is a time for everything. Its important for people to understand facts, take sides and understand the wolverines