Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara. Photo: EPA

Will handing over of Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara’s ashes to family lead to group’s comeback?

  • One year after the execution of the mastermind behind the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo, Asahara’s daughter is embroiled in a court fight with her family members for his ashes
  • But authorities fear giving the guru’s remains to relatives may lead to his veneration or spark a revival of the cult
Topic |   Japan

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Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara. Photo: EPA
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