mathura cult 2016

Little was known about the Mathura’s Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah until Thursday bloodshed in holy city when police clashed with thousands of its followers trying to clear out some 3000 squatters on court orders. 

The violence led 24 people dead including the Mathura superintendent of police. The man who held responsible for the violence in Mathura, the mastermind and the cult leader Ram Vriksh Yadav was found dead amongst the deaths during the clash by Mathura police. But how and since when did this greying man in dhoti-and-kurta ganged up people in Mathura to fight against the ‘free India’ as the members of group called?

In April 2014, Ram Vriksh Yadav, the cult leader took over a park in Mathura with around 500 armed followers for a two-day protest. But the members of Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah and its armed wing never left the place, and in fact they turned it into the headquarters of a self-styled revolutionary group. The local people called them Naxalites.

Bizarre claims and views!

Over two years ago, activists of splinter group of a self-proclaimed spiritual guru, Babaji Gurudeo, claiming themselves as the members of ABVVKS (Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi) had occupied hundreds of acres of land of Jawahar Bagh under the pretext of ‘Dharna’.

Their demands included the cancellation of elections for President and Prime Minister of India, replacing existing currency with ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ currency, and selling diesel at the rate of 60 litres for one rupee and petrol at the rate of 40 litres for one rupee.

The walls of the nearby sessions court and local Civil Lines police station are mostly littered in red with demands and messages such as “You will use the currency of Free Bharat else leave Bharat”. Another message outside the tehsildar’s office read, “Jai Subhash Bolo”.

The members of the group, believe in a conspiracy behind Bose’s disappearance in 1945, travelled through several states before settling down in Jawahar Bagh, the public park in Mathura that they squatted until Thursday.

Who was leading the ABVVKS and SBVS activists?

The activists group was led by their cult leader Ram Vrikesh Yadav, who now has been declared dead in the clash between police force of Mathura and encroachers in Jawahar Bagh. Ram Vrikesh Yadav was a man lived in a world of his own, with a self-propunded theories and a hardcore conviction that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Jai Gurudev were still alive.

Yadav, had the ideology of living in ‘Free India’ where the Indian currency be replaced with coins bearing the image of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Yadav also authored a book titled ‘Vidhik Satyagrah’, in which he discussed a term he described as ‘Financial Freedom Struggle’. He dwells on strange theories like banning the Indian currency, changes in the Indian constitution for the selection process of the President and the Prime Minister etc.