Article 14 of The Indian Constitution provides equality before law according to which everyone is equal before law.
Guys let me make it crystal clear, it is just a fictional work, don’t take it to heart. My effort is to prosecute past actions with the present-day laws.
So, coming back to our beloved King Rama, he was believed to be the embodiment of Dharma and the incarnation of Vishnu, the Preserver. His rule was blameless that people today hanker after Rama-Rajya, a government conducted like that of Lord Ram himself. His endeavors were only to establish Dharma.
However, if Ram had done those deeds in today’s India, he can be booked under many sections according to our Indian Penal Code and other laws. I am not kidding, you guys. Lord Ram can be booked under the subsequent sections for the deeds he has done.
- Section 302 of Indian Penal Code
Lord Ram, when he was just 16 years old shot Tataka and Subhahu to death as instructed by Sage Vishwamitra. He was a juvenile then, so the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 will give him succour to escape the comeuppance.
In the later years, his brother Laxmana injured Surpanaka that could have led to her death with Ram’s prompt. Not only this, Rama slayed Vali by hiding behind a tree. These murders put him under section 302 of IPC and 307 of IPC that stands for offence of murder and attempt to murder.
- Section 30 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 (AMASRA 1958)
Lord Ram, in the bridegroom selection ceremony of Sita destroyed the bygone, Bow of Shiva. Nevertheless this was a fortuitous deed, but conferring to section 30 of the AMASRA 1958, if a person ruins a protected artecraft he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.
- Section 51 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
When Sita asked Rama to bring the golden Deer, Ram sprinted with his bow and arrow to hunt it down. But if that had happened today, Ram had to think a while. Yes, section 9 of the wild life act 1972 prohibits hunting of wild animals and section 51 can put him behind bars for three years or with a fine of twenty five thousand rupees or with both.
- Section 31 of The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
Ram questioned the purity of Sita in public on the shores of Lanka. He let her go agonise over the Agni Pariksha to prove her sanctity. Despite all this, he banished pregnant Sita from Ayodhya to forest. If it was now, under section 31 in the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, Ram will have to suffer the ramifications of his deeds.
- Section 3(1) and 3(2) of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
King Rama slayed innocent Sudra, Shambuka as he was doing penance for self-rejuvenation. It was against laws for sudras to do penance in those days. But, our constitution provided special emphasis of scheduled and backward classes. And according to section 3(1) and 3(2) of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, any one is punishable if found doing atrocities against them.
All the above are the deeds done in India. But he can also be subjected laws of Sri Lankan government. You don’t believe me, Right? The exile prince, Rama led a secret mission in the foreign land, Sri Lanka. He entered it without a visa by constructing a bridge. Not only this he waged a war again the then Sri Lankan King, Ravana and killed him. So the Sri Lankan government will have all rights to prosecute him, if he had done all this in present day’s setting.
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Sahul, a newbie with creative thoughts, novel ideas & fecund imagination. His hobbies include drawing, editing photographs and writing poetry. Apart from this, he loves reading and finds pleasure in friendship. His attitude towards life is “Preach what you Practise.”