VHP leaders protest Ram Setu affidavit

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New Delhi, Mar 4 (UNI) Several demonstrators on two-wheelers today gathered here to protest the Centre's denial of existence of Lord Ram in its affidavit in Supreme Court in the Ram Setu demolition case.

The rally which gathered at Ramlila Maidan here was organised by the Rameswaram Ram Setu Raksha Manch under the aegis of the VHP and was part of the organisation's nationwide protest to condemn and deplore the UPA government's sinister move to deny the very existence of Lord Ram.

''By denying the existence of Ram setu in its affidavit, the government was denying the very existence of Lord Ram and Shiva who were part of India's cultural ethos,'' VHP (Central) joint secretary Champat Ray said.

The VHP leader said the agitation to protect the Ram Setu had taken a national character and would continue till its demands were met.

''We want the Ram Setu to be declared a national monument and Rameshwaran a holy city and will not budge from that stand even if it meant using 'other means' to attain this goal.'' Delhi state VHP president Om Prakash Singhal said the government has cleverly avoided replying to the two main questions of the Supreme Court as to why Ram Setu could not be declared a national monument and despite five other alternative routs being available for the Setusamudram project why was it adamant on destroying the Ram Setu.

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