Ram Setu: a bridge of Bharat’s eternal values, foundation of dharma
Be it India ’s international image or the country’s cultural identity, nothing is secure in the UPA’s tenure. Hinducentres of reverence are being constantly damaged after the UPA Left Front coalition government has come to power. Over the last few days, this reached the extreme when the Archaeological Survey of India, in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court on the Ram Setu issue, stated that there is no proof that Lord Ram and all the other characters of the Ramayana ever existed. The BJP’s effective agitation forced the government to withdraw the affidavit and seek three months extension. However, the affidavit has established the government’s anti-Hindu mindset.
On the questions of scientific and historical fact, I would like to ask the government whether it has undertaken any scientific effort to establish the historical reality of all those places in the country that are associated with the Ramayana? If not, then on what basis did it submit such a colossal statement? Subjects related to people’s faith should not be linked with science and historical reality. Otherwise this will result in opening a pandora’s box where the key elements of various religions will be interfered with and this will lead to serious communal tension.
We believe that Ram is integrally enmeshed in each and every grain of India ’s physical, emotional and social fabric and he eternally inspires our people. If Ram did not exist, then I would like to ask the Congress Party which is running the central government, was Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of Ram Rajya a delusion based on a hollow foundation? The self styled successors of Mahatma Gandhi may not have any respect for the common Hindu beliefs, but they should at the very least respect the Ram inscribed on Mahatma Gandhi ’s memorial. By disrespecting Lord Ram, the Congress Party has taken vote bank politics to its lowest point. The Prime Minister should publicly apologize for the unpardonable crime of politically playing with people’s beliefs.
My demand for an apology is not for political reasons but is based on our reverence towards India ’s eternal beliefs since not even the foreign rulers of the countryunder colonial rulehad the courage to reject the existence of Lord Ram. Then why has this happening under this Congress led government? What are the reasons behind this, which power is guiding all this, and why is this power seeking to challenge the core foundations of India ’s eternal beliefs? The people of the country want an answer to these questions.
Ram Setu is not a mere structure made from rocks and stones that can be debated as to whether it is man-made or natural. On the contrary, Ram Setu is a bridge of India ’s eternal values, a bridge that symbolizes the foundations of Dharma through the obliteration of demonic tendencies. Not only from a religious or cultural point of view, from the perspective of scientific, strategic, prevention of tsunamis and nuclear energy, the destruction of Ram Setu will be detrimental for India . The BJP will oppose this at every level.
(Rajnath Singh, Bhopal, 21 Sept. 2007)
Indo-Asian News Service
Bhopal, September 21, 2007
First Published: 17:52 IST(21/9/2007)
Last Updated: 18:15 IST(21/9/2007)
Drop all DMK ministers over Ram remarks, BJP tells UPA
Describing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Karunanidhi’s utterances about Lord Ram as “ugly and blasphemous”, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) drop all DMK ministers from the central government.
BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said his party demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi persuade Karunanidhi to apologise or drop all his DMK ministers from the government for the “irresponsible utterances” of the DMK leader on the existence of Lord Ram “which has hurt the sentiments of millions of Hindus in the country”.
BJP aggressive on Ram Setu issue
Bhopal, Sept. 21 (PTI): Apparently sensing mid-term elections, the BJP today turned aggressive on the Ram Setu issue demanding immediate dismissal of all DMK Ministers at the Centre if Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi failed to withdraw “blasphemous” remarks on Lord Ram.
In the absence of an unwell Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there was talk of the leadership issue but there were no clear cut answers.
The party which gained power eleven years ago for the first time on the back of a ‘Ram Lehar,’ (wave) alleged that the affidavit in the Ram Setu case has “established the governments anti-Hindu mindset” while it dubbed the Sachar committee report on Muslims as one “sowing the seeds of communal divisions.”
Lord Ram a divine reincarnation, not imaginary: Deve Gowda Bangalore, Sept. 21 (PTI): Reacting to DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s recent remarks on Lord Ram, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda today said that Ram was a divine reincarnation and cannot be termed as an imaginary character. “My party’s view is that we cannot say Rama is imaginary. He is a divine reincarnation. There is many a proof for it. We should not talk lightly on the issue”, Deve Gowda told reporters when his reaction was sought on the issue. He also said: “There is a difference of opinion in UPA also. I don’t want to aggravate it (by my comments)”. Deve Gowda said he has faith and belief in God, irrespective of religion– be it Hinduism, Islam, Christianity or Sikhism- and has visited many places of worship. http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200709211655.htm