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Dangerous disclosures

July 2014

Sanal Edamaruku, president of the Indian Rationalist Association, has fled the sub-continent to take up refuge in Finland, after death-threats imposed on him. According to a BBC report, Mr Edamaruku had been exposing feats of supposed holy men as tricks or sleight of hand.

After a recent televised appearance in which he outed many fakirs and swamis as fraudsters, he has been accused of blasphemy and could be jailed or assassinated if he returns to his native India.

He has also been upsetting Catholics, after informing them that weeping feet of a statue of Jesus was because a water system nearby was leaking.