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Marine life is in danger : Save Ram Setu - Naresh Kadian

The Centre submitted before the Supreme Court on Monday that an expert committee, constituted to explore the possibility of saving the Ram Sethu by looking at the feasibility of an alternate alignment for the proposed Sethusamundran Shipping Channel project, had found the alignment bypassing the mythological bridge to be both economically and ecologically non-viable. Solicitor General Rohinton Nariman, however, told the court that the government was yet to accept or reject the report by the committee headed by Nobel laureate R.K. Pachauri. A bench comprising Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice C.K. Prasad adjourned the matter for eight weeks after Nariman submitted that the report would be placed before the cabinet which would take a final decision.

Hindus believe that the stretch of limestone shoals between Dhanushkodi near Rameshwaram in Southern India and Mannar in Northwest Sri Lanka are the remains of an ancient bridge built by Lord Rama, as described in the holy epic, Ramayana. Recent NASA satellite images show clear pictures of a broken bridge under the ocean floor. The heritage of the bridge and the story of Lord Rama are extremely sacred to Hindus. The ocean floor between India and Sri Lanka near the Mannar coast is very shallow and is not navigable. It does not allow ships to pass. This means that. India does not have a continuous navigational channel linking the east and west coasts. Ships coming from India's west and heading to Bangladesh or Indian ports on the east coast have to go around Sri Lanka because the waterway in the sea dividing the two countries is shallow. Therefore, the Government of India has proposed the dredging of the sea to create a shipping canal to save up to 780 km of sailing distance and 30 hours of sailing time for ships plying between the east and west coasts of India.
Why BJP led Government allowed Sethusamudram Canal Project (SSCP) and same followed by the Congress led Government?
Please don't play with Hindu's sentiments, we don't want development at the cost of faith and believes.
Naresh Kadian, Rep. of OIPA in India, Founder Chairman, PFA Haryana

Letter to
NEERI
Hon'ble President of BJP
Rajendra Pachauri
and 14 others
Director General of Forest, MoEF
Dr. Praveen Bhai Togadia of VHP
Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka
Cabinet Secretary
Secretary to MoEF
His Excellency President of India
Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha
HE Vice President of India
Hon'ble Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Forest
National Institute of Oceanography
Sethusamudram Corporation Limited
The Centre submitted before the Supreme Court that an expert committee, constituted to explore the possibility of saving the Ram Sethu by looking at the feasibility of an alternate alignment for the proposed Sethusamundran Shipping Channel project, had found the alignment bypassing the mythological bridge to be both economically and ecologically non-viable.
Solicitor General Rohinton Nariman, however, told the court that the government was yet to accept or reject the report by the committee headed by Nobel laureate R.K. Pachauri. A bench comprising Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice C.K. Prasad adjourned the matter for eight weeks after Nariman submitted that the report would be placed before the cabinet which would take a final decision.
Hindus believe that the stretch of limestone shoals between Dhanushkodi near Rameshwaram in Southern India and Mannar in Northwest Sri Lanka are the remains of an ancient bridge built by Lord Rama, as described in the holy epic, Ramayana. Recent NASA satellite images show clear pictures of a broken bridge under the ocean floor. The heritage of the bridge and the story of Lord Rama are extremely sacred to Hindus. The ocean floor between India and Sri Lanka near the Mannar coast is very shallow and is not navigable. It does not allow ships to pass. This means that. India does not have a continuous navigational channel linking the east and west coasts. Ships coming from India's west and heading to Bangladesh or Indian ports on the east coast have to go around Sri Lanka because the waterway in the sea dividing the two countries is shallow. Therefore, the Government of India has proposed the dredging of the sea to create a shipping canal to save up to 780 km of sailing distance and 30 hours of sailing time for ships plying between the east and west coasts of India.
Why BJP led Government allowed Sethusamudram Canal Project (SSCP) and same followed by the Congress led Government?
Please don't play with Hindu's sentiments and nature, we don't want development at the cost of faith and believes. We strongly opposed on religious,environmental and economical grounds. The Project would disturb the ecological balance and would be the reason for the death of corals. Ram setu needs to be a National heritage of India and we appreciate Naresh Kadian tireless services for animal rights and their welfare.