Parts of two Indian states are in lockdown as tens of thousands of Ram Rahim Singh’s followers await verdict

Parts of two northern Indian states are in lockdown as tens of thousands of followers of a flamboyant “godman” nicknamed the “guru of bling” await a verdict on long-standing rape charges against the spiritual leader.

The Indian army is on standby in Punjab and Haryana, surveillance drones are circling, and schools and roads have been shut in the city of Panchkula, over fears that supporters of Ram Rahim Singh may turn violent if he is found guilty.

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