Yes you’ve read this right. A practising advocate from Bihar has filed a case against Lord Ram for banishing his wife, even after she proved her innocence by undergoing the test of “holyfire” (agnee pariksha).
The case has been filed by one Thakur Chandan Kumar Singh in Sitamarhi, North Bihar.
“The Devi was exiled (given ‘vanvasa’) for no fault of hers. It was a hypocritical order from King Rama. How can a man become so cruel to his wife that he sends he off to live in a forest,” said Singh in his complaint. “Lord Rama did not think for a single moment how a woman could live alone amid wild animals, including reptiles and mammals, in the forest,” he said, also adding he did not wish to hurt anybody’s religious sentiment.
Apparently he has also filed a case against Lord Ram’s brother Laxman, for helping Ram in this and “insulting” Sita without verifying facts.
According to DNA, Chandan has claimed that injustice towards women began in Treta Yug (When Lord Rama ruled Ayodhya), and said that until the women from Treta Yug are not given justice, women in Kalyug won’t get it either.
The court has decided to take up the matter today. Stay tuned to know more!