An Indian man- Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a pop-star and telepreacher with a reported wealth of more than $50 million, is being investigated after he allegedly manipulated around 400 men to get their testicles removed – according to India Today.
He has been accused of encouraging hundreds of followers to be castrated in a promise for them to become closer to God.
It seems people’s desire to get close to God or the alternative eternal happiness of heaven is not only pushing them to hurt others through attacks but also to hurt themselves by removing their own balls.
One of his former followers who underwent castration seven years ago – named Hans Raj Chauhan, 35, – is one of the few to break the silence to speak out against him and the group.
What doctrine could be so powerful to the extent that it can convince a man to permit castration on himself—pretty shocking, I must confess…
Apparently, “[The victims] were told that only those who get castrated will be able to meet God,” said Chauhan’s lawyer, Navkiran Singh, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
To think that about 400 men have done this makes it a little sick and begs the question; couldn’t any of these men ask that; why would God give men balls and the potential to perform if that prevent mankind from getting close to Him?
Chauhan filed a petition against the guru in 2012 and the Central Bureau of Investigation in India has started looking into claims dating back as far back as 2000 in preparation of charges of grievous bodily harm. However many followers are believed to be in fear of speaking out.
According to reports, the castration of the over 400 men took place at a hospital run by the DSS in Singh’s ancestral village Gurusar Modia, in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.
In the name of God, you can certainly get people to kill or castrate themselves. Imagine how easy it will be to ask such people to castrate or kill others?