Was Lord Rama, as a ruler, right in sending Sita to forest when she was pregnant?All of us have minimum two responsibilities. The first one is the family responsibility and the second one is professional responsibilities. When there is a demand from both the sides at the same time, which one would be important to us. For most of us, the family is very important. We will have only one family. They will support you when there is a need. But professional life will be there only when you are performing and you can switch over from one to other. So in this concept, the act of Rama appears to be wrong.
But at the same time, for a ruler, society and profession is more important than the family. So the rulers should give more importance to the society and the public rather than the family. This is the concept Rama believed and he has given a lot of importance to the words of a common man and in doing so, he sacrificed his personal life. In that attempt, he made his life miserable and the life of his wife also.
These days rulers will never worry about what people think about them. They go on doing what they like to make their personal life happier. See the contrast between Rama and the rulers today! I would like like to know the opinion of learned people.