Ram Setu : Govt. turns blind eye to disastrous effects & chooses to destroy barrier

22 05 2007

southind_res-full.jpgOkay things are really beginning to get heated up now.

Our sham justice system and government has taken a decision in favour of the Sethusamudram project which will destroy a unique natural/archaeological as well as destroy the heritage & roots of India.

Image courtesy : National Remote Sensing Agency, ISRO.

A petition filed by 2 individuals to obtain a stay order against the Sethusamudram project has been dismissed. The petitioners Dandi Swami Sri Vidyananda Bharat & Deeksha Mishra contended that the project was to be implemented by destroying a barrier formed in the bay called `Ram Sethu’, situated south east of Rameswaram near Pamban and connecting Talaimannar coast of Sri Lanka. They said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s satellite had taken a picture of this bridge.

The petition submitted that the clearance for the project had been obtained through National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, a Central government agency. They said they were alarmed because of the implementation of the project as according to eminent experts in the field of tsunamis, geo-morphologists and mineralogists about the disastrous effect of the project. The Government turned a blind eye to all the materials and was proceeding with the project.

While seeking stay on the implementation of the project, they sought a direction to the Centre and other authorities to conduct a survey searching for an alternative route, if possible excluding the site of `Ram Sethu.’

The Supreme Court of India on Monday refused to pass any interim order on a petition seeking stay on the implementation of the ongoing Rs. 2,400-crore Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP) through Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Straits and the Palk Bay to allow ships to pass between India and Sri Lanka.

The court has allowed for the petitioner, Dandi Swami Sri Vidyananda Bharat & Deeksha Mishra to amend the prayers in the petition and also to file colour photographs about the project and be present for further hearing on May 28.

The apex court had already directed that the special leave petition filed by O. Fernandes, co-convener, Coastal Action Network, challenging the project be listed for final disposal on July 17.

Source : Hindu News

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