“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”
This is a note Judge Sunil Kumar Singh from the eastern state of Jharkhans issued in newspapers and is directed at two popular Hindu gods.
This is no joke, the gods have been asked to appear before the court on Tuesday to resolve a property dispute that involves a 1.4 acre plot of land with two temples. The deities of Ram and Hanuman, the monkey god, are worshipped at the two temples on the land.
Judge Singh sent out two notices to the deities, but they were returned as the addresses were found to be “incomplete”. I wonder why. Maybe the Hindu gods moved somewhere else?
“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.
I just wonder what they’re going to do “if” they’ll fail to appear in court again. Jail them?