Dehradun: In yet another controversial statement former Chief Justice Markandey Katju refused to consider Ram as God during a program in Dehradun. At the same time, he also objected to the cow being called as ‘mother’.
Markandey Katju said that Ram was not a God but an ordinary man. While expressing objections to the cow as mother, Katju said that the cow is also an animal like a horse and a dog. “Those who call the cow as mother, have heads filled of dung.”
Justice Markandey Katju is the former Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI). Prior to his appointment as Chairman of PCI he served as a Judge at the Supreme Court of India. Before being elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court, he had earlier served as the Chief Justice of Delhi and Madras High Court and as acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.
Terming Ram Temple issue as a theatric to garner votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Katju said “Ram temple is not an issue. Actually people are just being distracted.”