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Was Lord Hanuman a Dalit? Here's what fables and facts say

The caste of this janeu-wearing, weapon-wielding Vanar is not easy to decode. But Yogi Adityanath seems to have made an epic fail.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently claimed that Lord Hanuman was a Dalit. At a poll rally in Rajasthan on November 27, the BJP leader said: “Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.”

While Adityanath has been served a legal notice for his comment, his claims have set off a debate. Aside from the necessity of escalating from Rahul Gandhi’s gotra to now gods’ caste, the accuracy of the CM’s statement, too, is very much questionable.  

the up cm needs to brush up on his scripture knowledge. Does the UP CM need to brush up on his scripture knowledge? (Photo: PTI/file)

The most obvious counter to the CM’s claims is that Hanuman was a divine being, and hence, human

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