Source: Agencies14 Oct 2015 09:14:08

New Delhi, October 14: In one of the historic decision, Supreme Court has asked Central Government to take up measures for the preservation of Ram Setu which is at the core of Hindu sentiments. Apex Court also ordered government to declare it as a ‘National Heritage’.

Hearing the petition filed in this regard, SC ordered to take effective and required steps in order to protect Ram Setu and declare it as a national heritage.

During the Congress led UPA government’s tenure, it was decided to undertake Setusamudram ship channel project against which different organizations like Sangh, VHP and scholars from different sections of society registered protest. It was proposed to cut through Ram setu and pave the way for ship transportation meant for commercial purpose.

Also, Subramanian Swamy along with VHP and RSS filed a PIL and on Tuesday, SC issued its order in this regard. While talking to the media agency, Swamy said, “he along with VHP and Sangh had filed a Public Interest Litigation way back in 2006 which states ‘Ram Setu’ at the core of Hindu’s belief, culture and sentiments and demanded to stall the setusamudram project.

According to Swamy, RK Pachauri committee also raised question on Setusamudram project’s feasibility and viability from economic and ecological point of view. He further said declaring Ram Setu as a national heritage would flourish tourism industry between India and Sri Lanka.

 On Tuesday, he also informed Supreme Court’s bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu that Central Government would not touch Ram Setu and wont pursue any project by keeping its historical importance in mind.