Centre shies from naming Ram Sethu a national monument

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    NEW DELHI: The central government on Thursday shied from taking any stand on the plea by Janta party president Subramanium Swamy that the mythological Ram Sethu in the Palk Strait be declared a national monument.

    An apex court bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice Anil R Dave on Thursday recorded that the central government does not intend to file its response to the petition of Swamy.

    The court at its last hearing had asked additional solicitor general Harin Rawal to take instructions from the government on Swamy's plea that the mythological Ram Sethu, known as the Adam's Bridge in the Palk Strait between southern India and Sri Lanka, be declared a national monument.

    After recording that the central government did not intend to file its response to Swamy's plea, the court directed the matter be listed for further hearing in the third week of August.

    The Supreme Court on March 27 had asked the central government to unequivocally state whether the mythological Ram Sethu could be declared a national monument.

    It gave the government a day to address its query, and decided to take up the matter on March 29.

    The court also directed the government to place before it the report of the group headed by environmental expert R K Pachauri on the feasibility of executing the Sethusamudram project off Dhanushkodi, a town at the southern tip of the Rameswaram island of the Tamil Nadu.

    The earlier plans of cutting a shorter sea navigation route through Ram Sethu had run into litigation and controversies involving religious beliefs.

    Earlier in 2009, the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) had said that there was inadequate data to come to a definite conclusion if alignment 4A at Dhanushkodi could be used as an alternate route for undertaking the Sethusamudram project.

    The court gave the central government six weeks to submit its report.
    Centre shies from naming Ram Sethu a national monument - The Times of India[/url

    This Italian Government will not decide anything related to majority people
     
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  3. amitkriit

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    Center has taken correct stand. Center must not care about religious sensitivities. Development is more important.
     
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    They wont do any thing that will favor majority community and can affect their minority vote bank until it's bought down by court or huge outcry in our land.

    And as far as declaring it as national monument i dont know what's going to happen if it's going to save the belief of thousands of people then i think declaring is good
     
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    It's must be universal irrespective of religion not selective religion sacrifice for development but i fear it's the case where most of Temple has to share their wealth but not a single major church or mosque thats say it all and dont consider Haj :noidea:
     
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    I thought the region was a declared natural heritage site.
     
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    lemontree Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Any idea where does the temple wealth go?...or what is it used for by the state govts?
     
  8. sesha_maruthi27

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    It goes to the endowment department which takes care of all the money donated to the temples by the people and is also was being used to fund christian missionaries in Andhra Pradesh by the late Chief Minister Y.S.R and the which Y.S.R.gave to the missionaries was from the famous TIRUPATHI BALAJI TEMPLE and he also made use of it to win the polls.
     
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    I take that with a bag full of salt, unless you can name the missionarie organisations.

    Reason - the Catholic church has a huge volume of locally generated funds.
    The CNI & CSI have their own local resources apart from help from the US affiliated churche org.
    The Baptists - support from the US affilated church org.

    Anyway, but what is done by the Tirupati temple with the balance 15% of the annual 3100 cr that it gets in donations?...that amounts to about 465 cr p.a.
     

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