Openly Challenged, Baba Pehowa Threatens Suicide
January 17, 2007
Author/Source: Khalsa Press
Massive anti-Pehowa Protest March from Kartarpur to Fatehgarh Sahib with well over 300 vehicles and thousands of particpants
● Baba Threatens Suicide if exposed
● Rape Complaints Filed with Police and Courts
● Abortions on girls living at deras performed in clinics
● More victims come forward with further damaging details
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab - In a show of force, the Sikh Sangharsh Committee flagged of a massive march that included over 300 vehicles and thousands of participants from Kartapur to Fatehgrah Sahib in order to make the Sikh community aware of the lecherous activities of the controversial sadh Mann Pehowa.
Panthic organizations, including Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Sevak Jatha, Akhand Kirtani Jatha, several Nihang Jathebandees, Naujwan Sabha Fatehgarh Sahib, Sikh Parchar Committee Ropar, Baba Bhupinder Singh Rara Sahib and even Ranjit Singh Dhadhrian participated in the massive protest march.
The following press release was distributed by the ‘Sikh Sangharsh Committee’ in regards to this march:
Sangharsh Committee Press Release - Page 1
Sangharsh Committee Press Release - Page 2
Sangharsh Committee Press Release - Page 3
Speaking to Panthic Weely staff, Dr. Gurvinder Singh Samra, chairman of the ‘Sikh Sangharsh Committee’ stated that the Pehowa Baba was a man out of control, a compulsive sex addict, who had raped, molested, and abused countless young girls in his deras over the past several years. He stated that he was an eyewitness to one of those cases, and openly challenged the rapist Baba to face the Sangat, and stated he is ready to face the Baba any where, any time.
Pehowa Threatens Suicide
Marchers were greeted by scores of well wishers and supporters
Dr. Samra stated that Maan Pehowa, who is currently on a European tour, in a phone conversation threatened to ‘hang himself’ if the doctor did not keep silent. He stated the during the phone conversation the Baba tried to buy his silence him by offering bribes of several crore rupees. Dr. Samra rejected the offer stating he had a commitment to those victims that the Baba has abused for many years and decided to launch the campaign to expose the Baba’s lecherous activities.
As reported last week in Panthic Weekly, the 'Sikh Sangharsh Committee' is launching a state wide campaign to create awareness among the Sikh masses about the Pehowa Baba’s illicit follies.
The first march was flagged off from Kartarpur and went to Jallandhar, Phagawara, Nawa-Shehar, Ropar, and finally to Fatehgarh Sahib. Information on the Baba’s criminal activities was distributed to the public by the Sikh Sangharsh Committee along the march route.
In Ropar, one of Baba’s stronghold’s thousands of local residents showed up to greet the ‘Sikh Sangharsh’ marchers and openly expressed support for their cause. Many were relieved that someone was finally exposing the Baba who was running a mafia like dera, and claimed they were afraid to speak up in the past due to his connections with the underworld and corrupt politicians.
After hearing about the Committee's mission, a young Bibi from a nearby village asked the organizers permission to speak. The girl went up on the stage and bravely disclosed her personal story and how the Baba had molested her. Her revelations brought the crowd to an angry uproar with chants of support for the victims and Committee members. Many stated they were ready to sacrifice themselves for this organization's cause to expose the 'dirty' Baba.
|"We are hopeful that this rapist Baba will be behind bars within a month”, declared Dr. Samra |
Ropar Dera - a Recluse of Police Cats
Dr. Samra claimed that Mann Pehowa was nothing more than a fraudster in a Sant’s clothing. He stated that during the late 1980s and early ‘90s, the Baba colluded with Police Agencies and hosted Police Cats that were hunting Sikh youths during those turbulent times. He was rewarded by the authorities for providing information on young ‘Kharkhoo’ Singhs. As a result, many youths were turned in and later eliminated due to the Baba’s involvement with the Police Cats.
Current Deras – Dens of Illicit Activity
Utilizing the money collect by being a Police informant, and from donations on foreign tours, the Baba built several lavish deras across Punjab and Haryana, including a luxury ‘kothi’ (mansion) in Delhi. He is reportedly in possession of hundreds of acres of land, mostly attained in land grabs from poor farmers.
As the Baba’s dera grew, so did his popularity amongst the illiterate rural Punjabis, allowing the Baba to feed his primary passion – the seducing and molestation of young innocent girls.
For years ex-followers have complained that the Baba was having illicit relations with young girls in his deras, but those complaints generally fell on deaf ears due to the Baba’s close relationship with prominent politicians and leaders.
Abortions Performed on Dera Girls
Dr. Samra claims to have solid evidence linking individuals from Baba Pehowa’s dera to many abortions performed on young girls who were staying in the dera compounds. Evidence included, medical documents containing written approvals from dera representatives who consented the medical procedures, and recorded statements from many victims and eyewitnesses.
“All of this evidence will be released to the Sikh community worldwide. Criminal complaints have been filed within police jurisdictions and courts. We are hopeful that this Baba will be behind bars within a month”, expressed Dr. Samra to Panthic Weekly correspondents.
The Sangharsh Committee claimed that they have received overwhelming support from the Baba’s victims who were afraid to speak up before and their complaints and evidence will all be compiled together for dismantling the Baba’s nefarious network.
“We want to oust the Baba from his dera, and re-distribute his ill gotten wealth back to his poor victims” the committee members stated.
The Khalsa Alliance, a panthic organization that spearheaded recent anti-Pehowa protests in California, stated that “the Baba has destroyed and ripped apart the lives of many families. He has raped and pillaged the Sikh Sangat all under the watch of the so-called Sant-Samaj and Panthic Jathedars. He must now come to terms with his misdeeds, but so must those who looked the other way and allowed these unforgivable acts to occur.”
Sikh Sangharsh Committee has announced that such protest awareness marches will continue until the Baba is brought to justice for his misdeeds.