Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal stirred up a hornet’s nest when he claimed that Hindu God Ram was born in the Himalayan country and not in India.
He claimed that Hindu deity Ram was born in Nepal and not in India on Monday in a cultural programme at his residence. Oli also charged India of ‘Cultural encroachment and oppression’.
“We still believe we gave Sita to Prince Ram but we gave the prince too, from Ayodhya, not India. Ayodhya is a village little west of Birgunj. We have been oppressed a bit culturally. Facts have been encroached on”, said Oli.
Oli also claimed that Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh was a later creation of Indian administration.
According to legend, Sita, after she was abandoned by Ram, lived in the ashram of sage Valmiki with sons Lav and Kush on the bank of the Narayani, or Gandak, river, which is on the Nepali side of the border with Bihar.
On Twitter and Instagram, netizens reacted in an interesting manner to the bizarre claim. Instead of condemning and outraging the claim, many shared jokes and memes and imagined what other claims Oli can possibly come up in the future.
Article Written By Ompriya Sahoo
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