Richa Dubey, who is a member of Gurgaon Girlcott agrees with Jethmalani's observation. But when asked whether mythology was sexist or not she says, “To say that it would be a narrow minded observation as all myths are not like that. We have strong willed women in mythology as well such as Kali, Durga. It depends on the context that one is talking about.” People in India do have a tendency to quote myths to justify their point, which alienates it from their actual context.
Ram, who is known as Maryada Purshottam in India is revered by many. Samta Nayyar, who is well read in Ramayana denies the allegations of Jethmalani and says, “What Ram did at the point was not his best decision but what choice he had?! When a person becomes the head of a state, then the people are his responsibility and it is impossible to avoid that responsibility.” However logical this might sound but Alekhya Bolla, mother of one says, “Head of state or not, one must have the capability to handle everything. If he cannot handle such tricky situations then why be the king, whose job is to lead its people towards the correct path?!
Ram Jethmalani has poked the hornets nest and this statement will surely be covered by media houses as debates on the same are bound to take place. The party that is built on Hindutva concept cannot have such liberal views. What everyone should take from his words is that women should neither be idolized nor treated as dirt. If you believe that Ram was not a perfect husband then change that situation for today but if you think that he was correct then emulate his actions as well for he truly loved his wife and took on a war for her.
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