Ashutosh Maharaj: Followers win fight to keep guru in freezer

Source: BBC News

An Indian court has granted permission for the followers of a long-dead spiritual guru to preserve his body in a freezer.

Ashutosh Maharaj, founder of the sect Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission), died of a suspected heart attack in January 2014.

But his followers insist he is only meditating deeply, and will one day return to life.

They have kept his body in a commercial freezer at his vast ashram in Punjab.

The judgement by Punjab and Haryana High Court ends a three-year-old dispute between the guru’s disciples and Dalip Kumar Jha, who claims to be his son.

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Categories: Asia, Faith, India, The Muslim Times

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