Fwd: Rameshwaram Ram Setu Protection Movement.

Arlo Griffiths arlo.griffiths at LET.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Wed May 16 02:40:29 EDT 2007

Dear colleagues,

I am not sure how it happened, but in recent months, I seem  
involuntarily to have been added to some interesting mailing lists.  
Perhaps the invitation below has not reached all of you, and that's  
why I'm forwarding it.

Arlo Griffiths

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ram Setu <sanjay.shirodkar at gmail.com>
> Date: May 16, 2007 1:50:46 PM GMT+02:00
> To: arlo.griffiths at let.leidenuniv.nl
> Subject: Rameshwaram Ram Setu Protection Movement.
> Reply-To: Ram Setu <sanjay.shirodkar at gmail.com>
> Jai Sri Ram,
> http://www.newstodaynet.com/2007sud/may07/1205ss1.htm
> This contains information about conference we had in chennai and  
> official announcement of our Padayatra.
> Details of Padayatra.............
> 1. The Padayatra will be flagged off from Netaji Subhash Chandra  
> Bose statue, Marina Beach at 7 am on 20th of May, 2007.
> 2. Col S.S.Rajan and Sanjay Shirodkar will do the Padayatra on the  
> following route:
> a.       Chennai to Cuddalore on the East Coast Road.
> b.      Cuddalore to Chidambaram to Sirkazhi to Mayavaram to   
> Nagapattinam to Mannargudi to Thanjavur.
> c.      Thanjavur to Pudukkottai to Tiruppathur to Melur to Madurai.
> d.      Madurai to Manamadurai to Ramanathapuram to Mandapam to  
> Rameshwaram.
> 3. Col S.S.Rajan and Sanjay Shirodkar would endeavor to cover a  
> distance   of 25 kms per day during their Padayatra from Chennai to  
> Rameshwaram.
> 4. The proposed Padayatra is expected to take a period of 32 to 33  
> days starting from 20 th of May, 2007.
> 5. The detailed and graphic CDs prepared by Dr.S.Kalyanaraman on  
> the Epic Story of the construction of the Rama Sethu Bridge and the  
> Technical, Civil Engineering and other physical aspects of the  
> Sethu Samudram Canal Project (SSCP) would be shown to the public by  
> Col S.S.Rajan and Sanjay Shirodkar, at various villages, towns and  
> cities where they would be halting or camping, during the course of  
> the scheduled Padayatra.
> http://www.newstodaynet.com/2007sud/apr07/230407.htm
> It contains information abour me and Col. Rajan.
> ==============================================
> We request all around the world to write letters of protests to the  
> following people by email:
> 1. Prime Ministers Office
> Postal Address:
> South Block, Raisina Hill,
> New Delhi, India-110 011.
> Telephone: 91-11-23012312.
> Fax: 91-11-23019545 / 91-11-23016857.
> http://pmindia.nic.in/write.htm
> 2. President of India
> Postal Address:
> Rashtrapati Bhavan,
> New Delhi - 110 004
> EPABX : 23015321,
> Fax : 011-23017290 & 011-23017824
> Email: presidentofindia at rb.nic.in
> 1. Leader of the Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi:  
> soniagandhi at sansad.nic.in
> 2. Past Leader of the Opposition in India, L K Advani:  
> advanilk at sansad.nic.in
> 3. Minister for Shipping, Government of India, T R Baalu:  
> mef at menf.delhi.nic.in
> 4. Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Assembly: assemblysecretary at tn.gov.in
> 5. Indian High Commission in UK: min.coord at hcilondon.net
> Sample letter or email to express your Protest..........
> Rama Sethu bridge of the Ramayana times should be classified as  
> ancient monument and archaeological site. It has immense  
> traditional and historical value. The bridge has been revered by  
> Hindus since times immemorial. The age-old belief was recently  
> validated as true by graphic satellite images.
> It should be noted that Taj corridor scheme on the banks of river  
> Yamuna, was barred by the Supreme Court on the ground that it would  
> threaten the historic Taj Mahal; and the Delhi Metro Rail route was  
> changed when the older scheme was considered dangerous to the  
> historic Qutub Minar.
> Dredging work at the SethuBridge, being part of Ramayana and deeply  
> embedded in the Hindu psyche, hurts intense religious beliefs and  
> sentiments and causing distress and deep resentment amongst a  
> billion Hindus worldwide. If not stopped, there may be a comment in  
> every Ramayana Katha for generations, that there was a Congress  
> regime that destroyed the Ram Sethu Bridge.
> Hence we request your urgent attention, and cancellation of the  
> Sethusamudram Project (SSCP).
> =============================================
> http://www.boloji.com/opinion/0311.htm
>  SSCP - A Monument of Fraud and Infamy
> http://www.ramsethu.org/
> This contains the International campaign details.
> =============================================
> Appeal for Help :
> We only can save our Heritage, as these UPA Government in New Delhi  
> is hell bent on destroying the ancient Rama Sethu Bridge in  
> Rameshwaram as a contrived part of Sethu Samudram Canal Project  
> (SSCP).  Hope you agree with me. I'm undertaking Padyatra from  
> Chennai to Rameshwaran from 20th May' 2007. We are carrying 10-15  
> karyakartas to speak to people and make them understand the  
> subject, we are also carrying flags, banners, T-shirts, hand bands,  
> computerised model on would be disaster, film clippings, songs,  
> pamplets, pledge for signature campaign. We are planning to collect  
> 5,00,000 signatures during padayatra. We have filed petition &  
> cases also. Everything needs money and we are not good on that. So  
> my request is, please go thru following links and discuss with  
> friends & relatives. And if you are convinced then only you can  
> help me. Yes, I am asking for help.  HOW CAN YOU HELP ME ?
> Feel free to call me on 0 9880656011(Bangalore) till 18th May 2007.  
> During padayatra another no will be published for Tamil Nadu.
> Jaihind ........ Sanjay.

Arlo Griffiths
Instituut Kern, Universiteit Leiden
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