Haridwar: Baba Ramdev advises sages to keep away from women

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Ramdev: Maintian distance from women
Haridwar, Sept 3: Saints and holy men in the country are taking extra precautions now after Asaram Bapu landed himself in a sexual abuse case, where he allegedly raped a 16-year old girl, and are avoiding any interaction with the fairer sex.

Taking a cue from Asaram's case, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said that sages and holy men should avoid being alone with women, including their mothers, daughters and mothers-in-law, as that was the prescription laid down in Hindu scriptures.

"One of the principles of ideal behaviour for saints prescribed by the scriptures is to maintain a distance from women, including their mothers, daughters and mothers-in-law," Ramdev said.

His reference was to the recent arrest of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl. Without taking any names, Ramdev said that any holy man who violated the said prescription of dignified behaviour was sure to land in trouble.

"Some may be facing allegations today, some may face them tomorrow if this scriptural prescription is violated," he said.

PTI

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