Friday, October 12, 2007

URGENT ATTENTION: All People Concerned with Protecting Rama Setu!

As was earlier reported, the Government of India had sought three months time from the Supreme Court to examine the Sethusamudram project. They have constituted a committee to look into the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project.

This committe had its first meeting yesterday, and has invited objections and suggestions, including from the writ petitioners in the cases in the Supreme Court, on the project. It will then consider suggestions, proposals and documents after giving them a personal hearing.

The committee has invited all objections and suggestions from people concerned. We suggest the visitors and and people concerned, to write and send their objections to the committee as soon as possible.
Objections and suggestions must reach committee by 5 p.m. on October 31.

It should be addressed to:
Sethu Samudram Review Committee
Dr. Ambedkar Law University,
Post Graduate and Research Development Block,
5, Greenways Road, Chennai - 600 028 India.

The ten-member committee constituted to look into the matter is headed by University of Madras Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Ramachandran, who is also the Chairman of Monitoring Committee on Environmental Impact Issues.

The other members include:
Prof. R S Sharma, former Professor of History at the Delhi University;
Dr. M. Sakthivel, Aqua Culture Foundation of India President ;
Prof. Dilip K. Biswas, former Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board;
Dr. J.R.B. Alfred, former Director of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata,
Dr. S.R. Wate, Deputy Director of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur,
Prof. P. Jagadeesan, former Vice-Chancellor of the Bharatidasan University, Tamil Nadu
Prof. Y. Vaikuntham, former Vice-Chancellor of the Kakatiya University, Andhra Pradesh;
Dr. K. Paddayya, Director of the Deccan College, Pune
R K Jain, Managing Director of the Indian Ports Association

Please write your petition to the committe As Soon As Possible, so as to reach them by Oct 31, 2007.

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