Sunday, July 20, 2008

Asaram Bapu supporters attack media

The mob of ashram inmates targeted the media on 18th july 2008 for filming the shots of them, thrashing people in the roads.

Television crew of several news channels were attacked outside the ashram by Bapu's followers as they waited for a scheduled press conference by him to clarify the Ashram's role in the death of two young boys, Abhishek Vaghela (11) and Dipesh Vaghela (10).
On July 5, decomposed bodies of two boys were found on the banks of Sabarmati near Sardar Patel stadium, about 2.5 km from Asharam Bapu Gurukul in Motera, Gandhinagar, where they were enrolled in Class V and VI respectively. The boys were reported missing by the Gurukul authorities a few days before their bodies were found.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 19 ordered an inquiry into the incident after media groups demanded an inquiry. Read