"Wonder if he will make the court date."

The judge will call accused Lord How Twitter reacted to case filed against Lord RamLord Rama statue by Adityamadhav83, via Wikimedia Commons
Flix Monday, February 01, 2016 - 14:17

It seems even the Gods are not beyond legal scrutiny when it comes to ill-treatment of women.

The Twitterati has been having a field day over reports of a lawyer filing a case against Lord Ram in Bihar.

Thakur Chandan Kumar Singh, a practicing lawyer, filed a case against Lord Ram in the court of the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) in Sitamarhi, north Bihar for his treatment of his wife Sita. Singh alleged poor treatment of Sita on Ram's part when she was exiled. 

"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 her off to live in a forest?" a Hindustan Times report quotes Singh as saying in his complaint.

The HT report further states, "Singh cited this as an instance of a non-cognisable offence committed by Rama towards his wife, who was later found innocent of charges for which she was sought to be punished. Singh said that Rama did this even after Sita had sworn an oath in front of the sacred fire to live with her husband till death."

While the court gave February 1 as the date for hearing the case, here's how some on Twitter reacted.