Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – the Dera chief who knows how to play the religion card well – is said to be the brain behind Dera Sacha Sauda spokesperson Sandeep Mishra’s recent remark in which he said “If you love Hindustan… it will bring tears to your eyes that being a Hindu is a criminal in our own country Hindustan. When faith is under attack, why not to convert? I am being joined by people with a similar mindset.” He was trolled by the Hindu Right Wing organisations for misusing religion to hide wrongdoings.
According to sources, despite being behind bars, the controversial Dera chief is managing the sect and is guiding his aides on their next course of action from inside the jail.
The latest allegation and the threat of conversion, is said to have been made to divert attention from the charges of ‘mass rapes’ that have been levelled against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. His followers claim that their chief – Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – was jailed because he is a Hindu and that Hindu organisations are easy targets.
In the video which surfaced on social media, Mishra claims that the Dera followers are in touch with AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi and Shahi Imam Syed Ahmad Bukhari, the 13th Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, Delhi.
One of the followers whose face has been masked, says converting to Islam will be beneficial for them as nobody touches Muslims even when they throw stones.
In the video, Sandeep Mishra is also heard saying that those who are followers of Ram get punished while those who pledge their allegiance to Rahim are allowed to go scot free. The follower also claims that all Dera followers will convert to Islam in batches of one lakh followers.
Daily Mail has quoted Gurdas Singh Toor as saying, “He is a clever fox and knows the power of religion. He used to change the names of Hindu followers to Muslim names just to prove that Muslims are also his followers.”
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who added Ram and Rahim to his name saying that it would send out the message that the Dera is a confluence of all religions, is now accused of himself disturbing communal harmony between the two religions.