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Deeply distressing, says PM Modi after violence over Ram Rahim verdict

By Chennabasaveshwar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the violence unleashed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's followers after their 'godman' was convicted in rape case.

PM Modi in his tweet condemned the attack on the media personnel by the goons of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

The instances of violence today are deeply distressing. I strongly condemn the violence and urge everyone to maintain peace," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

"The law and order situation is being closely monitored. I reviewed the situation with the NSA and Home Secretary," the PM said.

Earlier, in the day, he also requested Dera Supporters not to take law into their hands and keep peace in the state.

At least 11 people were killed and over 100 injured in the violence.

Earlier, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was held guilty of rape charges. The special CBI court in Haryana found him guilty under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. The court also agreed with the arguments put forth by the prosecution and investigation agency while holding him guilty.

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