But when Sita returned after victory over Ravan, Shri Ram asked Sita to perform Agni Pariksha, as Agni Pariksha was a religious ritual which if satisfactorily performed, certified the chastity of the female. In this particular incident, is is alleged, it allowed Agni Dev to return ‘Real’ Sita back. Is it not hypocrisy?
Since Agni Pariksha at that time had religious sanctity, Ram actually asked Sita for Agni Pariksha, because as victorious army chief, he wanted to return to Ayodhya with his wife, whose piousness was accepted by religion. After all she was going to be the queen of Ayodhya.
For the first time in the history of the current Mahayug starting from Satyug, people started doubting the religious sanctity accorded to Agni Pariksha, and they started believing that Agni Pariksha did not and could not certify the piousness or chastity of female.