The UPA government at the Center has decided to file an oversmart and scheming affidavit with the Supreme Court of India that downright preempts the historicity of Ram. This insensitive and defeatist government stance is now all over the media. By this offensive and monstrous stand, the government has hurt the cultural sensibilities of crores of people of the country.
The government would remember, and it must not forget it, that a historic grand conference of 10 lakh people was held in Delhi on December 30, 2007 to register the demands for protection of Ram Sethu and its declaration as a historic national heritage. Before that on September 10, 2007 when the central government in an affidavit to the Supreme Court had denied the existence of Ram and the Ramayana, the whole country responded with widespread and successful Chakka Jam protests on September 12, 2007.
The Ram Sethu Raksha Manch urges the entire Hindu society to take out motor cycle and scooter rallies all over the country on March 4-05 (Tuesday and Wednesday), 2008 to express their opposition to the government decision to file affidavit in the Supreme Court on March 05, 2008 where by it wants to get the stay order regarding Ram Sethu vacated. The rallies should culminate in meetings to address the nationalist issue.
This affidavit maintains a hush on the questions that the Hon?ble Madras High Court and the Hon?ble Supreme Court of India had asked the Government of India to expressly address in the affidavit pertaining to the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project (SSCP) and the Ram Sethu.
The Hon?ble Court had asked?
Why was the Ram Sethu-breaking alignment picked out when the government had six suggested alignments to consider? Why were not the other alternative routes taken into account?
The Government had been asked and its attention drawn to show cause as to why not the Ram Sethu be declared a National Heritage? Has the government got the matter examined to declare it a National Heritage site?
The Central Government has not at all addressed these questions in the affidavit.
The central government had already given a show of its infected mindset and vested interests by forming an Expert Committee that included only its handpicked ?Yes Persons?. There anti-Ram and anti-Ramayana stance is now more pronounced by the report of the so-called Expert Committee. There has been acute humiliation of the country and its scientists of standing by this line up of lies, as there are many so-called scientists/experts on this committee who are pronouncedly anti-Ram and anti-Bharatiya culture.
Only recently the Government of India recommended many ?Namghars? (places of worship) situated on the ?Majuli Island? of River Brahmaputra to be declared as National Heritage centres. These institutions are about 350 years old. Also, when recently some people opposed and initiated a litigation to stop the ancient ?Jalli Kattu? festival of Madurai region of Tamil Nadu (Jalli? is ?Bull? and ?Kattu? is ?Catch/Contain? in Tamil. It is, therefore, the ?Bull Overpowering? festival by the agrarian society that depends upon ?Bull Power? for prosperity), in that matter the Government of Tamil Nadu approached the Supreme Court to save the celebrations from being stopped terming it as a subject of ?faith? (Aasthaa) and tradition. The Supreme Court gave an order to the effect that Aasthaa should be protected. But, in the case of the Ram Sethu, both these governments, under cover of so-called secularism, are opposed to recognizing it as a matter of ?faith? and, thus, being dishonest and playing with the cultural and civilisational sensibilities of the people of the country. Development can always be reconciled with such vital national sensibilities, they said.