Mahabharata and Ramayana were repeatedly mentioned during the hearing in the court of communal riots in north-east Delhi in February this year. The Delhi Police told the court, “Just as there was a story of the Sanskrit epic ‘Mahabharata’ conspiracy, similarly the riots in north-east Delhi were also alleged conspiracies, whose ‘Dhritarashtra’ is yet to be identified.”
These mythological texts were mentioned during the debate on the bail plea of Natasha Narwal, a student of JNU and a member of the cage break campaign. Narwal was arrested under the UAPA for plotting the Delhi riots. His lawyer Adit Pujari told the court that the prosecution has created a chakravyuh against Narwal and the accused will try to get out of it like Abhimanyu of Mahabharata.
Narwal’s lawyer also said that the charge sheet filed against his client is the second largest document after Mahabharata. The Mahabharata was 22 thousand pages and the charge sheet of the Delhi Police is 17 thousand pages. On this, Special Public Prosecutor of Police Amit Prasad said that whatsapp group named ‘Delhi Protest Support Group (DPSG)’ was like Sanjay’s character who narrates everything to Dhritarashtra. Ultimately, Narwal’s lawyer said, “This case is not going to be a Ramayana where we have to wait 14 years to get out of it. That will happen here and now.
Prasad told Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that the DPSG allegedly supervised and commanded all the protest venues and aimed not to stage a protest but to do a ‘chakka jam’ and that it would result in violence. was. The prosecutor said, “The counsel for the accused said that the charge sheet is the largest document after the Mahabharata.
He said that the Mahabharata was 22,000 pages and the charge sheet is 17,000 pages. I want to say that Mahabharata was the story of a conspiracy and incidentally this case is also a conspiracy. There was Sanjay in the Mahabharata, who (sitting far away) could see everything. ‘