RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan alleged that the Ram Sethu was being demolished so that the US establish its control in the Indian Ocean.
He was addressing the concluding ceremony of a joint-meeting of Himalaya Parivar, Bharat-Tibet Sahayog Manch, Nepali Sanskriti Parishad, Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti, Ganga Mahasabha and Hindu-Buddhist Coordination Committee in New Delhi on April 8.
More than 150 representatives from these organisations were present on the occasion. Dr Ranvir Solanki, Principal, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College, presided over the meeting. Shri Sidharth Gautam of Himalaya Parivar (Nepal), Dr Bhagwan Singh Mosal of Delhi University, vice president of Bharat Tibet Sahayog Manch, Shri Yashu Phunsuk and former chairman of National SC/ST Commission, Dr Vijay Sonkar Shastri, Dr Kuldip Agnihotri and Shri Ashok Chaurasia were also present on the occasion.
The Sarsanghachalak said the whole country was against the demolition of Ram Sethu by the Central Government. The saints are planning massive agitations against it. He said the Central Government has various alternatives with regard to the Sethu Samudaram Project and it should take every step to save the historic bridge, which protects the country even from tsunami. He stressed the need to undertake a mass awareness campaign across the country against the Sethusamudram Project.
Convener of Himalaya Parivar and member of RSS Rashtriya Karyakarni, Shri Indresh Kumar said India should demand liberation of Kailash Mansarovar from China. He said China has illegally occupied 139,000 sq. miles of Indian land and efforts should be made to take it back. He appealed to the organisations to enhance brotherhood and samarastata among various castes, cultures and traditions of the Himalayan region. Shri Indresh Kumar also expressed concern over the efforts to demolish the centuries old Ram Sethu.
Shri Chidanand Muni of Parmarth Niketan, Haridwar, stressed the need to launch a massive awareness campaign across the country for the protection of Ram Sethu. He assured full cooperation in any activity launched to protect the historic Sethu. The noted saint pointed out that during the recent Kumbha in Prayag more than six lakh plastic bags and bottles were used. He said now the Ganga water has also become polluted due to the Tehri Dam.
The meeting adopted five resolutions. In the first resolution, it appealed to the Government of India to pressurise China to speak to the Dalai Lama and restore the Tibetans? fundamental rights. In the second resolution, the meeting appealed to the Central and all the state governments to enact stern anti-terror laws and implement them. The resolution also strongly objected to any move to withdraw army from Kashmir. In the third resolution, the meeting demanded ban on deforestation and said that more trees should be planted in the Himalayan region by the government, NGOs and people. The fourth resolution demanded that, the pilgrimage to various Hindu and Buddhist religious places situated in the Himalayan region should be promoted. The fifth resolution, demanded peaceful and fair elections in Nepal to strengthen democracy. The resoluton said that the Maoists should join the government with full faith in democracy and the office of the Dalai Lama should be re-opened in Kathmandu. (FOC)