'Declare Ramsetu as National Heritage site': VHP Demand

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{image-Ram Setu_24012008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Bangalore, Jan 24: Vishwa Hindu Parishat (VHP) today strongly demanded the Union government to declare the controversial structure, Ramasethu believed to have been constructed by Lord Rama across India and Sri Lanka as National Monument and Heritage site.

Addressing a press conference here today, VHP's International President Ashok Singhal while accusing that UPA government of trying to demolish the Ramasethu and hurting the feelings of people belonging to Hindu, urged the Centre to declare the structure as a National Monument and Heritage site.

Mr Singhal also demanded the Centre to declare Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, the starting point of the Adam Bridge as a 'Place of Sacred for Hindus". The VHP would undertake a nation-wide agitation if UPA government failed to accept these demands, he added.

Taking strong objection the way of handling of Ramsethu issue by the UPA government, Mr Singhal charged that "they have rendered a great insult to the entire country by ridiculing the belief of crores of Hindus".

Urging the UPA government to abandon its Ramsethu project, Mr Singhal threatened to intensify its nation-wide agitation if the Centre fails concede the demand.

UNI

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