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Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in October 2016. A judge on Monday sentenced him to 10 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.  Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

A judge sentenced a self-styled “god man’ in north India to 20 years in jail on Monday for raping two young girls in 2002. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a(...)

A follower of Indian religious leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh pleads for his safety after being hit with a stick during clashes between the controversial guru’s followers and security forces in Panchkula on Friday. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

At least 30 devotees of a self-styled Indian “God Man” died and more than 200 were injured in rioting and clashes with police across northern India on(...)