A SPIRITUAL leader who was due to lead a 1,500-strong yoga class in Scotland has been prevented from entering the country, his supporters said.
Swami Ramdevji, 47, was expected to lead the class in Glasgow on Monday night.
But his supporters said he was stopped at Heathrow Airport last night and detained for eight hours.
Ramdevji, who is also known as Baba Ramdev and reportedly has an 85 million strong worldwide following, was given a 24-hour visa and instructed to return to Terminal Five this afternoon, when his supporters fear he will be thrown out of the country.
The organisers of his visit said they have contacted Hindu temples throughout the UK asking for supporters to protest at the airport against the move.
A trust run by Ramdevji, who has his own television channel in India, bought the island of Little Cumbrae just off the coast of Largs in south west Scotland and established it as a yoga centre two years ago.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We would not comment on individual cases.”