He Said She Said, Media Says

The Times of India informs us that on the campaign trail, Narendra Modi said: "The Indian government submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that Lord Ram was never born."

What the Times doesn't tell us is whether or not the UPA government actually did such a thing. I don't know either, since the actual affidavit produced before the court doesn't seem to be available on the intertubes. But here's a hint, which doesn't sound much like saying that Lord Ram was never born:

"The contents of the Valmiki Ramayana, the Ramcharitmanas 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 government's affidavit said (Reuters).

By: on 12 Apr 2009

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