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No Lord Ram – Only a Myth says Indian Government

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court of India on the Sethusamudram project, the Congress-led UPA government in India has questioned the existence of Lord Ram and has said he is a mere mythical character.

The Indian Central Government to the Supreme Court

“…contents of the Valmiki Ramayana, the Ramcharitamanas by Tulsidas and other mythological texts… cannot be said to be historical record to incontrovertibly prove the existence of the characters, or the occurrence of the events, depicted therein.”

The statement was given by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) on behalf of the Central Government.

In simple terms, the statement of the Congress-led UPA government says that Lord Ram and other Hindu gods are not real.

Several countries around the world witnessed large-scale riots over a cartoon badly depicting a Prophet. Thanks to the Hindus, who to a large extend has not taken to religious fundamentalism, there was peace in India after such a blasphemous statement.

The government of India has every right to defend the Sethusamudram shipping canal project but it should be done without hurting the sentiments of millions of Hindus around the world. The affidavit should have concentrated on the Ram Sethu or Adam’s bridge and not on the beliefs of Hindus. Lord Ram is not a mythological character for Hindus instead he plays a vital role in the way of life of Hindus.

Such irresponsible statements from a secular government only help in strengthening the arms of religious fundamentalists.

Hope, the government will resort to immediate damage control and punish the guilty and take back the affidavit.