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Asaram Bapu: Controversial Indian guru convicted of rape

An Indian spiritual guru who claims to have millions of followers worldwide has been found guilty of rape.A court in the northern city of Jodhpur ruled that Asaram Bapu raped a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at his ashram there. He is likely to appeal against the verdict in a higher court.The guru, who is 77, has 400 ashrams around the world where he teaches meditation and yoga.He is also on trial in another rape case in Gujarat state.Jodhpur is on high alert because of concerns there could be violence from the guru's supporters. The court is expected to announce his sentence later in the day.How a divided India fuelled the rise of the gurus Why so many Indians flock to gurus Utsav Bains, the victim's lawyer, told NDTV that he was expect ...