Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad releases a list of 14 fake babas
The list of these babas was released in their executive meeting in Allahabad. Photograph: (DNA)
Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad of India has released a list of 14 fake babas (self-proclaimed saints) in the country at an executive meeting held in Allahabad.
The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad is the apex organization of Hindu Sants (saints) and Sadhus (ascetics) in India.
Announcing the list, the president of the Akhara Parishad, Narendra Giri said, "Such hypocrite babas should be put in jails, also their assets must be probed. We appeal to even the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts, bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis."
The list of fake babas includes Asaram alias Ashmal Sharmani, Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Ma, Sachidanand Giri alias Sachin Datta, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Dera Sacha Sirsa, Om Baba alias Vivekanand Jha, Nirmal Baba alias Nirmaljit Singh, Yashadhari Bhimanand aka Shivamurthy Dwivedi, Swami Aseemand, O Nam Nam Baba, Narayan Sai, Rampal, Hussan Muni, Jupiter Giri and Malkan Giri.