Lord Rama in court action
Posted by robertpriddy on February 11, 2016
Once again the rule of mythology over the Indian mind is on show, and the strangest parody of vaudeville dimensions was played out in a court. Lord Rama for An Indian lawyer, Chandan Kumar Singh, recently stunned many Indians when he tried to sue popular Hindu God Ram because he wanted a court to acknowledge as a fact that “Lord Ram was unjust to his wife Sita”. He stated, “Ram’s treatment of Sita shows that women were not respected even in ancient times. I am aware that the case may sound ridiculous to many, but we have to discuss this part of our ancient religious history. I will file a case again because I really believe that Indians have to acknowledge that Ram mistreated Sita.” This is explained independently here:
For a full tour of the farce, see Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God – By Vikas Pandey BBC News, Delhi.
Considering the ludicrous response he got in defence of this largely mythological figure of inflated legend from his colleague, it is not all that surprising that this defender of the weaker sex should try to make an example of Lord Rama. They live in the delusion spread by the highly fanciful Ramayana epic and this is so widespread, also among many otherwise well-educated Indians, that the injustice is felt as of real influence on Hindus, who as all know treat women very largely as second class citizens (widows as third class and Dalit women as lacking any class whatever).
The utmost gullibility of so many Indians was shown when the government had to drop plans of dredging a channel for shipping between India and Sri Lanka because it would destroy the bridge built by monkey-god, Hanuman, but archaeologists know that it is a natural formation of sand and stones. The famous author R.K. Narayan commented on the ubiquity of blind belief in the following:-