Asaram, 'The great Saint', read textbooks in Bihar
Arrah: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu may be serving his jail term currently, but he is in the same league as Guru Nanak Dev and Mother Teresa. Wondering why?
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Rape accused Asaram is being featured as a great Saint in Class III moral science textbooks at schools in Arrah district in Bihar.
The Moral Science books published by Premier Publication House, show the accused godman along with other saints like Guru Nanak Dev, Kabir, Meerabai, Vivekananda, Mother Teresa, Ram Krishna Paramhans.
While parents are outraged over the matter and have demanded strong actions against this, the school authorities have said that, it is not their fault, rather the publication house should have thought about it.
District Education Officer, Surya Narayan has refused to come on camera and said that if any written application is received then the action will be taken.
Asaram is in jail since August 2013 on charges of sexual assault. He was arrested after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint, alleging that the self-styled godman sexually assaulted her at his ashram in Jodhpur.