Young Hindu, Muslim and Sikh men have been queuing up at the Dera Sacha Sauda (Abode of the Real Deal) in the town of Sirsa as “wedding volunteers”. They say they are doing so to stop the women from being exploited in brothels.
They also claim that their move is part of a campaign to stop the spread of the HIV/Aids virus.
Business graduate Ashish Sachdeva, 22, is in the garments trade in the town of Sirsa. He believes that marrying a sex worker could be his chance to repay his debt to humanity and society.
“I am very well settled and it will be the greatest honour for me to respond to Guru-ji’s call.”