After Dowry Case, Obscenity Complaint Against 'Godwoman' Radhe Maa

Mumbai:

The mini-skirt controversy is not the only issue dogging self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa. There is a police case against her as well for inciting a family to demand dowry. Besides, a Mumbai-based lawyer has lodged a complaint with the police, accusing her of being a fake guru who encourages her followers to kiss and hug her.

"I have lodged a complaint against her for cheating people in the name of religion and creating obscenity and vulgarity," said advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt.

In the dowry case, a 32-year-old woman accused Radhe Maa of instigating her in-laws, her followers, to demand dowry.

She alleged that she had to suffer "mental and physical harassment" over the dowry demand, news agency Press Trust of India quoted Mukund Pawar, Senior Inspector, Kandivali Police Station, as saying.

In her complaint, the woman said Radhe Maa had instigated her in-laws and other family members to demand dowry and harass her if the demand is not met, he said.

The police have named seven persons as accused, including the godwoman and the victim's husband. They have been charged with cheating, criminal breach of trust, cruelty and harassment for dowry under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Dowry Prohibition Act, police said.

The faith of her devotees, however, remains unshaken.

"There is difference between a touch, a sensual touch and a sexual touch. Radhe Maa's touch is not sexual or sensual. Radhe Maa's touch is a mother's love for a child and that is pure love", Aarti Razdan who has been a follower of the spiritual guru for the last 12 years told NDTV.