Ramsethu-Swamy to meet NASA officials, To file contempt of court against Balu

published on August 3, 2007

Courtesy:Deccan Chronicle


 


Chennai, Aug. 2: Dr Subramanian Swamy, president, Janata Party, has demanded that N.K. Raghupathy, chairman and managing director of the Sethusamudram Corporation Ltd (SCL) be sacked ‘for speaking blatant lie at a press conference on July 28th’.


 


In a statement issued from Harvard in USA, Dr Swami alleged that Raghupathy’s contention in the press conference that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had communicated to him that the Rama Setu in Indian Ocean was a natural formation, which debunked the Hindu belief that it was built on the direction of Sri Rama.


 


Mr Raghupathy had claimed in the press meet that NASA officials had told him that the Rama Setu, referred to as Adam’s Bridge , was a natural phenomenon and there was no evidence of any human activity.


 


Dr Swamy, presently at Harvard University on teaching assignment, said in the statement that the NASA told him that it had not made any such communication. “NASA has clarified to me that they cannot speculate on the validity or invalidity of other origin narratives for the Palk Strait islands, thus denying the claim of the chairman of the SCL,” said Dr Swamy. He also said that NASA has described Reghupathy’s claim as misrepresentation and misreporting.


 


“Our response to inquiries regarding Adam’s Bridge is based solely on the information captured in the astronaut photography dataset.


 


Astronaut photography does not provide information on the age of islands in the Palk Strait nor can it provide information on the subsurface structure or composition of the islands,” NASA said in its reply to Dr Swamy’s query.


 


Dr Swamy said he would be meeting NASA officials on Friday to discuss about the Rama setu issue.


 


“Upon returning to India, I shall file a contempt of court case against union shipping minister T.R. Balu in the Supreme Court,” said Dr Swamy whose Public Interest Litigation on Rama Setu is coming up for hearing in the apex court by the Chief Justice’s Bench on Aug. 13.

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