In addition to signing this online petition, we suggest you to write letters of protest to the following people, who are behind the SSC project:
- Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi firstname.lastname@example.org
- Union Minister of Shipping Mr. T R Baalu email@example.com (Like Dr. Man Mohan Singh's, this address is provided by Sansad's website as well as the Shipping ministry's website, but this has been bouncing too - Please let us know if there is an alternative e-mail.)
If you copy us at firstname.lastname@example.org we shall be able to maintain a repository of protest letters.
Some protest e-mails from BridgeOfRam.com visitors
Some sample e-mails, of the visitors who copied us on their protest e-mails to the above:
Kumar VN (kvenkat2006@..) wrote:
Why does the UPA government is going the Taliban way to destroy what people believe is a bridge that was built by Rama? Does the government have a proof that this is not an archaelogical monument? If so, could these be published to a billion Hindus who would want to make sure that this Setu is the ony associated with Ramayana?
And how does the UPA government propose to answer Hindus who have believed for centuries that this is indeed the Setu built by Rama?
UPA government should not do what Taliban did to the Bamiyan Buddhas.
Sridharan Hariharan (sridharan.x.hariharan@..) wrote:
To: President Of India
I do appreciate your broad mindlessness when you proudly ask every youth of India to read Bhagavad Gita as the teachings of Gita is Universal. Similarly, I pray now to you to intervene and show mercy on the inanimate stone structure that keeps strengthening the faith of every Hindu or Non-Hindu who believe in the History of Rama. You have the highest authority to bring a man back from the noose of Yama and forgive the sinful acts of that culprits; Why not extend the same mercy to the age old man made structure that lies deep in the sea very close to Rameshwaram and Ramanathapuram.
I have faith in Lord Rama and the Almighty God.
Please help everyone to follow the message - HELP EVER; HURT NEVER.
Houston, TX, USA
Raksha Aggarwal (raksha.aggarwal@..) wrote:
it is with disgust i write and protest at the proposed construction of the channel. the alternate paths given can be considered.
raksha aggarwal-- kenya
V. Manikandan Mani (vmanis78@..) wrote:
Sir / Madam,
RAM SETU , belived to be built by LORD SHRI RAMA 17 Lac 25 thousand years ago.
Without any evidence all these 17 lac 25 thousand years we believe that there is a bridge built by Shri Rama to Save Sita from Ravana,King of Lanka.
Today we have got a SOLID PROOF that " A BRIDGE EXIST BETWEEN DHANUSKODI TO SRILANKA" by looking at the SATELITE PHOTOGRAPH released by NASA.
" Those who are trying to break the bridge , not only tries to break the bridge but 17 lac 25 thousand year old belief also "
17 LAC 25 THOUSAND YEAR BELIEF HAS GOT ITS OWN POWER. STILL THIS BELIEF CONTINUES ........
Don't try to destroy the evidence.
At this point of time, the Goverment should investigate more about this bridge and the historical values , rather breaking RAM SETU.
Sunil Patel (suntel@...) wrote:
The Prime Minister of India
Sub : DISMANTLING RAM SETU IS HITLARY DECISION IN INDEPENDENT INDIA.
Most respected Sir,
In reference to the subject, I would like to request you that Ram Setu should not be dismantled.
I am very surprised to hear that Govt. has planned to destroy the Ram Setu. I have read the Chennai Govt. Tamilnadu government gazette that when Rama returned from Lanka he himself destroyed the bridge by shooting it with an arrow".
From last 50 to 100 years back only we have technology to build this types of long huge bridges across the countries. 100 years of before it is not possible. Tajmahal, Piramids etc can be prepared but a bridge from one country to another on sea was impossible mission for humans.
When I believe in Hinduism, I am also believe that only in the period of Ram "Satyoug" construction of bridge can be possible.
If Govt. dont agree the "adams bridge" to be "Ram Setu", than also it can be preserved as an antique, rare historical monument on which India Heritage, culture can be proud.
Dismantling Ramsatu stating that it is not Ram Setu is a ANTI HINDUISM ACT. I strongly condemn it.
I have full hope that you will stop this type of proposal and did not hurt the feelings of crores of Indians.
With respectful regards,
A visitor who does not want his name published, wrote:
Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji,
Honorable Prime Minister of Bharat
Dear Dr. Singh,
As a citizen of Bharat, and a Hindu, I write this e-mail, in hopes that you would pay some consideration to this appeal.
Rama Setu (or Adam's Bridge as your honorable cabinet colleagues prefer to call it) is a very significant matter of faith and religious belief for millions of Hindus. Indeed, Sri Rama Setu is as significant as Mount Kailasha, spiritually.
I understand that Ministry of Shiping and Road Transport is fiercely spearheading Sethusamudram project, with a design that dredges and damages the Setu. I have also seen news reports and gone through the records of the honorable Parliament to verify that various cabinet colleagues of yours (Mr. T R Baalu, Ms. Ambika Soni, and Mr. Kapil Sibal) have repeatedly assaulted this religious belief of Hindus by claiming that, 'there is no Rama Setu. Those who say there is, prove it scientifically'.
This line taken by your colleagues is the most preposterous stand possible. It is similar to saying:
"Before revering Kabaa, first prove scientifically that Kaba is really that place where God appeared before Abraham / Moses." OR "Before believing in the divinity of Jesus Christ, it must be first proved archaeologcally that he existed, was born of the virgin mother, was crucified and then resurrected"
All of the above are plain absurd. Kaaba IS a holy site, whether the historicity can be proved or not. Jesus Christ IS to be worshipped, irrespective of his historicity.
Likewise Setu is a respected and revered site of Hindus, period.
This stand that your government is unfortunately taking is simply absurd, because the question here is not whether the bridge is man-made or nature-made, or investigating the proofs of Rama Setu. Simple fact is that the people in tradition over ages have been and are revering Setu, which makes it a holy site for them - man made or natural.
Therefore, Dr. Singh Ji,
I earnestly appeal to your conscience, to:
1. Kindly restrain your colleagues from bashing the Hindus' faith
2. Kindly Stop dredging the Setu area
3. Please amicably find a solution which all would agree to.