New Delhi: Asaram Bapu, a self-proclaimed godman and a spiritual guru, is now-a-days in news not for his spiritual preaching, rather for evoking controversies one after another. Asaram had on Wednesday raked up yet another controversy by kicking one of his devotees and hurling abuses when he approached him to seek blessings. Here is the list of events when the self-styled godman has been caught on the wrong foot.

Spiritual guru kicks devotee

Aman Singh, a devotee of Asaram Bapu, went to seek blessings after the sermon when he was brutally kicked by the controversial godman. Thereafter, Bapu allegedly hurled abuses at him.

Singh condemned Bapu’s act and termed it as ‘unacceptable’. He further stated that during his sermon, Asaram Bapu made several remarks hurting the religious sentiments of the society.

‘Victim as guilty as rapists’

Earlier, Asaram Bapu hit the headlines again by saying that the December 16 Delhi gang rape victim was as guilty as those responsible for the barbaric sexual assault on her.

“Only 5-6 people are not the culprits. The victim was as guilty as her rapists. She should have called the culprits brothers and begged before them to stop. This could have saved her dignity and life. Can one hand clap? I don't think so,” Asaram Bapu had said.

Critics are ‘barking dogs’

Outraged by the criticism over his remarks blaming the gang rape victim responsible for the incident, Asaram Bapu compared all those criticizing him with ‘barking dogs’.

"First one dog barked. Then another dog barked. Soon all the dogs in the neighbourhood started to bark," the annoyed guru had said following criticism.

"Now if the elephant runs behind the dogs, then their (dogs) value increases and that of the elephant comes down," Asaram said gesturing towards himself.

Infuriated guru punches mediaperson

Losing his cool during a satsang in Uttar Pradesh, the spiritual guru punched a mediaperson when he went up to the dais to take his sound bite.

Spiritual guru calls women ‘manchali’

Sparking another controversy, the controversial godman said during a satsang that doctors who carry out abortions are ‘illegitimate’ and the women who blame their in-laws of dowry harassment are 'manchali' (giddy, frivolous).

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