Protests in North India – level 2

30-08-2017 15:00

Police convicted a popular religious leader from North India of rape. The alleged raping of two women took place at his sect’s building in 2002.

The sect leader performs rock concerts and says that his sect has 60 million followers. Around 200,000 of them came together to the city where police convicted him on Friday. At least 23 people died in the protests.

Difficult words: convict (say that somebody is guilty of doing something illegal), rape (having sex with a person who does not want to), alleged (said to have happened), sect (a religious group, often extreme or dangerous).

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