Followers of controversial Indian Guru Ram Rahim Singh are seen at the enterance of the 'Dera Sacha Sauda' ashram in Sirsa on August 27, 2017. / AFP / Money SHARMA
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A curfew was in place Monday in a north Indian town where a spiritual guru who was convicted of rape last week was scheduled to be sentenced later in the day.The conviction sparked violent protests by the guru's followers that left at least 38 people dead and hundreds injured.The guru faces seven years to life in prison.A curfew was also in place in Sirsa town, where the sprawling main headquarters of the guru's Sacha Sauda sect are located. Since Saturday, police have been asking followers to leave the ashram compound, and around 20,000 people left.
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