Ram, the Hindu God beloved of a billion stupid Indians, seems to be in an angry mood.
So angry that the ‘God’ went on a RAMpage that took the lives of 65 of his devotees today in a stampede at the Ram Janaki temple in Kunda town of Pratapgarh district in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The devotees, mostly poor folk from neighboring villages, had gathered at the temple to partake of the feast and freebies being handed out when a gate under construction collapsed.
The dead were mostly children and women.
Stampedes at Hindu temples in India are not uncommon and often cause many deaths.
Poverty in Incredible India is so acute that huge crowds gather upon news of free food, clothes and other goodies.
Maybe, the Hindu God Ram was being merciful in killing these 65 people and sparing them the daily suffering that is the lot of countless poor Indians.
Hey, what was that noise?
Must be the wails of the bereaved victims singing that dirge Mera Bharat Mahaan.