New Delhi: Self-style godman Asaram, or Asaram Bapu as he is fondly called by his followers, is trending on Twitter on Wednesday.
Asaram, who has been in jail since August 2013 in connection with separate rape and sexual misconduct cases, has been repeatedly denied bail by courts.
As per a PTI report, a teenaged girl of Asaram’s Chindwara-based gurukul had accused him of sexual assault at his ashram near Jodhpur. The girl from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was the student of Asaram's ashram and had been allegedly advised to come to Jodhpur in the name of some treatment. Following her complaint against Asaram, he was arrested by Jodhpur Police on August 31, 2013 and is in jail since then.
His followers have now taken to social network Twitter to demand bail for their 'guru'.
The hashtag #WeUrgeBailForBapuji is one of the top trends on Twitter right now.
The development comes weeks after Asaram's followers apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the case.
Here are some of the messages his followers have tweeted in support of their demand for bail for Asaram.
— Ron (@ron87_desai) December 16, 2015
Innocent Sant Asaram Bapu Ji must not suffer anymore! He devoted entire life for welfare of HUMANITY #WeUrgeBailForBapuji
— ॐ प्रकाश (@OmprakashSewa) December 16, 2015
— Dipanjali Kulkarni (@dipa_k2) December 16, 2015
We support Asaram Bapu Ji because He is Innocent. Can we ignore His 50+ years of service for mankind? #WeUrgeBailForBapuji
— Usha (@usha_omji) December 16, 2015
— VedicVision (@VedicVision) December 16, 2015
— Jyoti Gambhir (@jyotigambhir1) December 16, 2015
POCSO act should be resolved in 6 months but even after 6x4=24+ months NO Result in this case! #WeUrgeBailForBapuji
— ।गुरु कृपा। (@gurukripa33) December 16, 2015
— Narayan Singh Rawat (@rawat_narayan) December 16, 2015
— biৰেन (@biren419) December 16, 2015