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VHP mulls filing case against Karunanidhi
September 17, 2007 09:28 IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said that will seek legal advice on whether to file a case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his reported statement denying the existence of Lord Ram and the Ram Setu.
At a function in Salem on Friday, Karunanidhi had stated that Lord Ram was an imaginary character. However, VHP Secretary General Praveen Togadia pointed out that when the DMK supreme was Tamil Nadu's chief minister in 1972, he had written an article in the Ramanathapuram district gazette accepting the existence of the Ram Setu bridge.
"There is no historical proof of the existence of Lord Ram or the bridge," Karunanidhi had said at the Salem function two days ago.
"If he has gone back on the public document, he can be prosecuted," said Togadia.
He added that coins, which are 1,000 years old, make a mention of the Ram Setu. The Asiatic Society of Bengal has also referred to the Setu, claimed Togadia.