Srishti Choudhary

الحقيقة القاسية حول رجال الهند المقدسين

نيودلهي ــ في الشهر الماضي، عندما وقعت العاصمة الوطنية وولايتان هنديتان رهينة للغوغاء الذين انخرطوا في أعمال شغب احتجاجا على إدانة زعيمهم الروحاني بجريمتي اغتصاب لفتيات قاصرات، وجد العديد من الهنود أنفسهم في مواجهة عدد كبير من الحقائق المؤلمة حول بلادهم.

الزعيم الذي حفز هذه الاحتجاجات هو جورميت سينغ، وهو واحد من أبرز "الرجال المقدسين"، أو من ينصبون أنفسهم زعماء روحانيين وينتشرون في الهند على نطاق واسع. يدعو سينغ المبهرج المزخرف بالجواهر نفسه "بابا جورميت رام رحيم سينغ إنسان" ــ وهي تركيبة من الأسماء الهندوسية، والمسلمة، والسيخ، تليها كلمة "إنسان" في اللغات الهندية والبنجابية والأردية. وقد اشتهر الرجل باستغلال أتباعه من الإناث جنسيا.

في عام 2002، استجمعت اثنتان من أتباعه القدر الكافي من الشجاعة لتوجيه الاتهام إليه. وعلى مدار خمسة عشر عاما ونحو 200 جلسة عقدتها المحكمة قبل الوصول إلى قرار الإدانة، بذل أنصار سينغ جهودا عديدة في الضغط على المحققين ورجال الشرطة والقضاة والشاكيتين لحملهم على سحب القضية. ولكنهم لم يستسلموا، وفي الشهر الماضي، حُكِم على سينغ بالسجن لمدة عشرين عاما.

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