India’s most revered goddess Ravana is believed to have been born in Uttar Pradesh, but her mother’s identity has been kept a mystery by the state government.
In January, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh decided to declassify the information.
In a new article in the Hindustan Times, Ankit Bhanwaj reports on the latest developments in the case.
The story has been updated.
The story:The state government in Uttarabad has decided to release the name of Ravana’s biological mother and to rename the statue in her honour in the city.
This is not the first time that the issue of the identity of the biological mother of the goddess has been raised in the state.
In 2015, the state launched a nationwide probe into the identity issue, with the police saying they had found out the identity through DNA testing.
However, since then, the matter has remained shrouded in mystery.
In 2016, the Congress party’s state unit in Uttarpur launched a public inquiry into the case and on February 24, 2017, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the offices of the state police, asking the police to release names of the persons who had helped them to identify the person who was identified as the biological child’s mother.
This resulted in the disclosure of the name and the identity documents of the mother.
The state police did not disclose the name or the identity details of the person identified as Ravana or her mother, which prompted the Congress government to launch a public interest litigation (PIL) against the state in the Supreme Court in October.
The CBI investigation into the mother’s case has also been met with criticism by the BJP.
In its PIL filed on January 26, 2017 on behalf of Ravna, the BJP said that the state’s probe was a “political witch hunt” and that the BJP has never taken any action against the woman’s mother in the name the goddess.
The BJP also criticised the CBI for failing to reveal the identity papers of the alleged mother of Ravanna.
The party’s PIL has also accused the state of using the name “Ravna” for its official symbol and for making an anti-minority issue out of the incident, even though the name is not connected to the state, or to any other state.
The PIL alleged that the police have used the name Ravana to tarnish the image of the Congress-led state government and has questioned the CBI’s motives.
In the complaint, the government also said that in the investigation, the name has been used in order to tarnishing the image and tarnishing of the party.
The government of Uttarabad also sought the court to direct the police not to divulge the identity information of the woman and to not reveal the details of her address.