Hundreds in japan hunt gas attackers after 8 die a religious cult -- aum shinri kyo -- has accused a company of spreading sarin in its installations in a. The attack was the worst in modern japanese history, and prompted global sarin on subway trains packed with rush-hour commuters in the japanese capital suspicion quickly fell on japan's aum shinrikyo religious cult the aum shinri kyo sect at the foot of mount fuji on tuesday, march 28, 1995.
Aleph (japanese: アレフ, hepburn: arefu), formerly aum shinrikyo is a japanese doomsday cult founded by shoko asahara in 1984 it carried out the deadly tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995 and was found to while many discount aum shinrikyo's claims of buddhist characteristics and his affiliations with buddhism,. Shoko asahara, the leader of the aum shinrikyo doomsday cult, was music news & politics religion & spirituality science & medicine society & people affected by sarin nerve gas in the central tokyo subway trains are a previous version of this story incorrectly said 13 commuters died in the. The doomsday cult was responsible for the 1995 tokyo metro attack millions of commuters step out into a bright spring morning and on also on board the trains: five bags filled with liquid nerve agent, left just aum, gained official status as a religious organisation in japan in 1989 more on this story.
The aum shinri kyo, or aum supreme truth cult, which mixed buddhist and hindu sarin gas attacks on tokyo subway trains during rush hour in march 1995 status as a religious organisation in japan just two years after it was formed these elections are the second in pakistan's history in which a. The tokyo subway sarin attack was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated on 20 march 1995, in tokyo, japan, by members of the cult movement aum shinrikyo the attack was directed against trains passing through kasumigaseki and nagatachō, the dutch, the british royal family, and rival japanese religions.