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    C J Karira
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    Hindu gods get summons from court

    A judge in India has summoned two Hindu gods, Ram and Hanuman, to help resolve a property dispute.

    Judge Sunil Kumar Singh in the eastern state of Jharkhand has issued adverts in newspapers asking the gods to "appear before the court personally".
    The gods have many temples in their name Pic: Vivek Raj

    The gods have been asked to appear before the court on Tuesday, after the judge said that letters addressed to them had gone unanswered.
    Ram and Hanuman are among the most popular Indian Hindu gods.

    Judge Singh presides in a "fast track" court - designed to resolve disputes quickly - in the city of Dhanbad.

    The dispute is now 20 years old and revolves around the ownership of a 1.4 acre plot of land housing two temples.
    You failed to appear in the court despite notices sent by a peon and post

    Judge Sunil Kumar Singh in letter to Lord Ram and Hanuman

    The deities of Ram and Hanuman, the monkey god, are worshipped at the two temples on the land.

    Temple priest Manmohan Pathak claims the land belongs to him. Locals say it belongs to the two deities.

    The two sides first went to court in 1987.
    A few years ago, the dispute was settled in favour of the locals. Then Mr Pathak challenged the verdict in a fast track court.

    Judge Singh sent out two notices to the deities, but they were returned as the addresses were found to be "incomplete".
    Local say the temple belongs to the gods Pic: Mahadeo Sen

    This prompted him to put out adverts in local newspapers summoning the gods.

    "You failed to appear in court despite notices sent by a peon and later through registered post. You are herby directed to appear before the court personally", Judge Singh's notice said.

    The two Hindu gods have been summoned as the defence claimed that they were owners of the disputed land.

    "Since the land has been donated to the gods, it is necessary to make them a party to the case," local lawyer Bijan Rawani said.
    Mr Pathak said the land was given to his grandfather by a former local king.

    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Hindu gods get summons from court

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    Col NR Kurup (Retd)
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    It is a very good sign that Hon'ble Jude Sunil Kumar Singh could correctly observe absence of God in his Court during the hearing though the witnesses were swearing on Almighty God's name. His conscience might have been pricked by the happenings in his court when he found that the God was not present. This might have compelled him to summon Him.

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    Very good interpretation, Colonel Sir.
    Defeat is not final when you fall down. It is final when you refuse to get up.

  4. Re: Hindu gods get summons from court

    We should not acquire on the deities lands or place to build building or some business organization.These property has donated to them from long long years ago.We have to donate something for offering puja or at the time festivals observed at the deities.


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