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  1. Guru’s Attempted Arrest Sparks Protests, Deaths

    Sant Rampal won’t go easy. Police in northern India want the guru on a murder charge, but trying to take him into custody erupted into a violent battle that injured nearly 200. Reports say people have been kept inside Rampal’s ashram against their will, as tear gas, rocks and bullets flew outside. Allegedly Rampal and 38 followers clashed with another group in 2006, resulting in one person’s death. Indian holy men have followers in the millions, but the courts want Rampal to answer to an earthly judge.

    AP, WSJ

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