OB­SCURE OUT­FIT, OUT­LANDISH DE­MANDS

The Swad­hin Bharat Vid­hik Satya­grah sect claim to fol­low Sub­hash Chan­dra Bose’s ide­ol­ogy

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

FROM SA­GAR TO MATHURA

The group emerged from among

fol­low­ers of a pow­er­ful re­li­gious fig­ure Baba Gu­rudev, who died four years ago

In 2014, the sect’s mem­bers

be­gan a march from Sa­gar, Mad­hya Pradesh, to New Delhi in sup­port of a raft of bizarre de­mands

They trav­elled through sev­eral

states be­fore set­tling down in Jawa­har Bagh, the pub­lic park in Mathura that they squat­ted on un­til Thurs­day

ANANT RAM/HT PHOTO

Sect’s leader Ram Vrik­sha Ya­dav’s is seen dur­ing Thurs­day’s clashes. He has since es­caped.

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