"Some say there was a person over 17 lakh years ago. His name, they say, was Ram. And we should not touch the bridge he built. Who is this Ram? From which engineering college did he graduate? Is there any proof of this? Ram is a big lie. In fact, if you read the old literature, Ram was a drunkard and worse."
Says Karunanidhi now. I think he has gone just too far. It is one thing to just deny the existence of Ram and challenge it in court and quite another to start mouthing foul stuff on a religious figure by a political party head. If he had dared to say the same about Mohammad, he would have been be-headed pretty soon! And on top of that, he holds a bandh in favor of destroying the Ram Setu!
It seems that BJP has become like the Taliban and the Islamists as they issued a Fatwa against him! Maybe Osama will start holding Yajyas now for his health??
Such is the state of Indian politics! Instead of bringing the shallow, selfish and idiotic nature of fools like Karunanidhi, these clueless ‘keepers of Hindu faith’ start issuing fatwas!
Reminds me of the couplet:
Har Shaakh par uloo baitha hai; Anjaam-e-gulistan kya hoga?
Barbaad-e-gulistan karne ko; bas ek hi uloo kaafi hai!
Btw, a criminal case has also been filed against Karunanidhi by some citizens for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.
These DMK fools are no stranger to such hate-ridden politics born out of low self esteem mixed with high ego. That fool called Periyaar – E.V. Ramaswami Naicker – had some problems in his youth and he became such a mouth-frothing and rabid atheist (or anti-Hindu), that he wrote his own Ramayana in which Lord Rama is a weak and vacillating Northern invader, while Ravana, the demon king who abducted Rama’s bride, is actually a noble Tamil striving to keep his lands free from the alien conquerors.
So, you can expect these statements from his protege. This is what Andy Leonard says in his "How the World Works"
An excerpt from "Untouchable: Dalits in Modern India," by S. M. Michael
…in 1937, Hindi was introduced to the south as a compulsory subject in schools. Taking this as an affront to Tamil culture and its rich literary tradition Tamil patriots like Annadurai, Karunanidhi, and others under the leadership of Periyar reacted with violent protest. He saw the imposition of Hindi as a step toward subjugation of the Tamil peoples by the north Indian Aryans. The Hindu religion was denounced as an opiate by which the Brahmins had dulled and controlled the masses: "A Hindu in the present concept my be a Dravidian, but a Dravidian in the real sense of the term cannot and shall not to be a Hindu. Pains were taken to destroy images of Hindu deities such as Rama and Ganesha. According to Periyar, "Rama and Sita are despicable characters, not worthy of imitation or admiration even by the lowest of fourth-rate humans."
If Periyar were alive today, one might conjecture that he would be quite fine with the prospect of blowing up Lord Rama’s bridge, purely on the grounds that it was sacred to Hindus, and without any regard to its economic vitality.
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