“Sethu project is Anti India’- V.R.Krishna Aiyer

via http://www.newstodaynet.com/15apr/ld1.htm published on April 15, 2007

Krishna Iyer writes to Manmohan

‘Sethu project is anti-India’

NT Bureau
Chennai, Apr 15:
Adding momentum to the ever-increasing protest against the destruction of Ramar Palam (Adam’s bridge) in view of the proposed Sethusamudram shipping project, former Supreme Court Judge R Krishna Iyer, a respected name in opinion-making circles, today, in a strongly-worded letter, sought the intervention of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in the matter.
Krishna Iyer, a liberal social thinker, has opined that the Sethusamudram project would be detrimental to India’s territorial interests. ‘Our nation will be weaker and may suffer new dangers with American presence in the Sethusamudram waters by doing what for centuries has never been considered necessary or feasible or in any manner advantageous to us, the people of India,’ he said in his letter to the Prime Minister.
The former Supreme Court Judge’s letter was accompanied by a detailed ‘expert research paper,’ which explained on what grounds the project would be detrimental to India’s interests.
‘If the enclosed paper states the facts with scientific objectivity and national anxiety, my appeal to you is to stop building any bridge or other construction, an action hostile to the nation and its swaraj,’ Krishna Iyer said and added: ‘I beseech you to reconsider the stand taken if any already on this point. I hope you will give great thought as the Executive Head of India to the grave issue implied in the enclosed paper and with which the nation shall defend its survival.’
Meanwhile, in a related development, Janata Party president Subrmanian Swamy has hit out at Tamilnadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his bitter anti-Hindu utterings on the Ramar Sethu issue.
Swamy had a couple of days back sought an appointment with Karunanidhi for apprising him about certain facts on the whole issue.
The Chief Minister, in a quick rebuff, refused to meet him for a ‘non-existent’ Ramar bridge.
To term Adam’s bridge, whose existence has been confirmed by no less than NASA’s precision images, as a figment of imagination reflects a mind that is bitterly anti-Hindu, Swamy said.

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