Hindu gods get court summons – Telegraph: “An Indian judge has summoned two Hindu gods to help resolve a 20-year-old property dispute.
Sunil Kumar Singh has placed notices in newspapers in the coal mining town of Dhanbad, in the eastern state of Jharkhand, asking gods Ram and Hanuman to appear in his court next week to present their arguments.
“You failed to appear in court despite notices sent by a messenger and later through registered post. You are hereby directed to appear before the court personally,” Judge Singh’s notice stated.”
Evidently it’s not uncommon for Hindu gods to be deemed legal entities when, as here, the action is a property dispute affecting a Hindu place of worship.
Slaw has blogged about god before: