Riots Erupt in India After Guru’s Rape Conviction

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More than 25 people died in northern India Friday in violent protests triggered by the rape conviction of a popular spiritual leader.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, who claimed tens of millions of followers, was convicted of raping two women at his ashram in 2002 by a special court in the northern state of Haryana. He denied the charges.

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