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India’s monsoon is very important for its economy. Unfortunately, this year the rainfall has been far below average, and people are understandably upset.According to the Times of India, one tough-in-cheek critic in the Hardoi district has sent a fake notice to Lord Indra, the god of rain and thunderstorms in Hindu mythology. The newspaper describes the notice, which was sent to a local revenue clerk:
‘The Heavan’ has been mentioned as the postal address on the envelope of the notice. The notice, while addressing Lord Indra, states that the clouds keep hovering over Savayajpur but no rains have taken place. leading to drought like situation, hence the Lord Indra must submit a written explanation within three days as to why there has been no rains in Savayajpur. And, if the Lord fails to give a satisfactory explanation within the stipulated period, the notice states, it will be presumed that He has nothing to say and stern action will be taken.
While officials have no doubt that the notice was an act of “mischief”, the letter looked just like an official government letter — with a faked stamp and forged signature of magistrates. A probe into how the forgery occurred has been ordered.
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