Rape-accused Asaram Bapu a ‘great saint’ in Class III book

Jodhpur, Aug 2, 2015, (PTI): Rape accused self-styled godman Asaram features in a chapter on saints in a Class III textbook in the district, sharing space with Vivekananda, Mother Teresa and Ramakrishna Paramhans.

Yoga guru Ramdev is also included in the list of saints in the moral education and GK textbook ‘Naya Ujala’ which is taught in many schools of the district.

The chapter also has pictures of Guru Nanak, Kabir, Meerabai and Shankaracharya and the children have been asked to identify them including Asaram, who is in a Jodhpur jail after being arrested in a rape case.

The book has been supplied by a Delhi-based publisher Gurukul Education Books.
Asked about the inclusion of Asaram’s name, a representative of the publishing house said when the book was published, there was no case against Asaram.

“Now we are withdrawing the books from the market and are preparing a new edition of the book sans Asaram”, he said.

When officials of the education department were asked about the book, they expressed ignorance about the matter.

However, they said notices would be issued to the school authorities where the textbook is part of the curriculum.

Asaram is in jail since August 2013 on charges of sexual assault. He was arrested after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint, alleging that the self-styled godman sexually assaulted her at his ashram in Jodhpur.


  1. Dear readers,

    What can we expect when the HRD ministry herself carry fake degree?Unfortunately 56 inch Modi proudly beat his chest despite being involved in fake encounter and Godhra for it.

    Sabka saath,sabka vikas is very much evident if rape accused Jumping jack Nagina baba Asaram Bapu became role model for the future generation.

    Already it is made to be believed in mythology based pseudoscience of plastic surgery and Viman.If our future generation is forced to follow the curriculum,there will be time Indians will mastered in BOWS AND ARROWS again when the whole world be mastered in sixth sense,starwar and nano technology.

    A policy paralysis governance if run from Nagpur rather than from Delhi we can only expect ‘Banana republic’.

    Jai Hind

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