DO NOT PLAY WITH FIRE:
AN EARNEST APPEAL TO THE HON'BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA By Colonel Rajan
1. It is indeed distressing to learn that the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India and other learned Judges of the Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, hearing the Ram Sethu case, had expressed their displeasure, for calling Ram Sethu or Adams Bridge a place of worship; and it is reported that the Hon'ble Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan went on to ask, "Who says it (Ram Sethu) is a place of worship? Who goes to the middle of the sea to worship?"
I, Colonel SS Rajan, a committed Hindu and a proud citizen of Bharathvarsh, can only say that, the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India and other learned judges of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India on the Bench hearing the case pertaining to Ram Sethu, need to be lauded for their 'temerity & audacity' in questioning the faith of a billion Hindus in India and abroad.
The attitude of the CJI and other learned Judges hearing the case has only strengthened my view that, in matters of faith, no Court, I repeat no Court should ever be asked to adjudicate; for in matters of faith, no Court; not even the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India or for that matter the International Court of Justice at Hague, has neither the knowledge, competence or jurisdiction to hear such cases; leave alone delivering judgment on such cases.
It appears that the CJI of India and the other learned Judges of the Bench hearing the case, have no clue what so ever, regarding the rich cultural & spiritual heritage of Bharathvarsh and in their questioning the historicity & sacredness of Ram Sethu as a place of worship & pilgrimage, they have forfeited their moral right to hear the case any further.
2. And how sad, that when Dr Subramanian Swamy, who was pressing that the Centre was bound by the Madras High Court order to consider an archaeological probe to declare Ram Sethu as an ancient monument; and that the Madras High Court had also said that, "Ram Sethu has been held by Hindus as sacred and anyone who tries to damage it should be booked for criminal offence under Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code", the Hon'ble bench of the Supreme Court said, "You (petitioners) cannot insist on High Court order when order has been passed by this court".
To say the least, such an observation by the bench headed by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India and other learned judges, smacks of arrogance, not realizing that this case is not a two penny case; but one that impinges on the religious faith & belief of a billion Hindus in India and all over the World. It has become a fashion for Hindus, especially the so called 'educated' Hindus, suited & booted ones, immaterial whether they are Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers or for that matter Judges, to deride Hinduism and to insult and hurt the sentiments of Hindus with the belief that their esteem would go up in the eyes of the 'secular' Indians.
3. I, Colonel SS Rajan, commissioned in the Indian Army on 30 June 1963 and a Veteran of the 1971 War, hereby ask the Hon'ble Chief Justice of India and other learned Judges of the Bench hearing the case pertaining to Ram Sethu; that in case, someone files a case questioning the historicity & sacredness of the Holy relic of Prophet Muhammed, kept at Hazratbal Shrine in Kashmir, which is venerated by millions of Muslims; would they ever dare to ask, "As to where from the Holy Relic had come and whether a DNA test carried was carried out?"
Let me assure the Hon'ble CJI and other learned Judges of the Bench that they would NEVER DARE such a thing; for they are quite aware of the disastrous consequences that would follow. But when it comes to matters of faith of the Hindus, the Hon'ble CJI and other Judges of the Bench glibly believe that they can take liberties by hurting & disparaging Hindu sentiments.
4. I, Colonel SS Rajan, a committed Hindu and a proud citizen of Bharathvarsh, consider it my sacred duty to submit in all humility to the CJI and other learned Judges of the Bench, NOT TO PLAY WITH FIRE; for once the dam of Hindu tolerance bursts, the ensuing Tsunami will wreak havoc of catastrophic proportions. I would also in all humility, urge the CJI and other learned Judges of the Bench, to look around and see as to the happenings in Nepal, where a Maoist Tsunami has overtaken the arrogant King & his coterie.
JAI HIND. VANDE MATARAM.
I would also humbly submit to the CJI and other learned Judges of the Bench, as to what I had said in this regard, when my colleagues & I were on a 'padayatra' from Chennai to Rameshwaram, during the period: 20 May -14 June 2007, covering 650 kilometres in 25 days in the hot summer sun, undertaken as a Tapasya & a prayer to the Lord to save Ram Sethu.
''It is unfortunate that the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has refused to entertain the PIL requesting for stay of the ongoing Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project. It is absolutely pointless to approach the Supreme Court in matters of faith.
The moment the Supreme Court refused to entertain the PIL for grant of stay on the execution of the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, fully aware that it is a very sensitive and explosive issue and that no less than the four Shankaracharyas together, have expressed their grave concern that the destruction of the Sacred Rama Sethu would hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus, the Supreme Court has willy nilly lost its moral right to adjudicate further in the matter or has willy nilly abdicated its authority and thus allowed things to drift to the detriment of public interest, which it is supposed to protect.
Neither the Supreme Court nor the International Court of Justice in Hague, can adjudicate in matters of 'faith & belief' of 800 millions of Hindus in India and millions of Hindus living out side India. It is time that the Hindu masses decided that it is their sovereign right to stand up and fight against tyranny and not allow their religious sentiments to be trampled upon.
The Supreme Court ought to know that for more than 800 millions of Hindus in India and millions of Hindus outside India throughout the world that Rameshwaram and the RAMA SETHU BRIDGE is as holy and as sacred as the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to the Jews, the Vatican in Rome to the Roman Catholics, the Bodhgaya in Bihar to the Buddhists and Mecca in Saudi Arabia to the Muslims. Centuries ago it was proclaimed that, 'Be Yee Men of Valour and Be in Readiness for War! For it is better to perish in battle, than to see the outrage of your Altar!' And the time for battle for DHARMA has come.
It is time the HINDUS came together as ONE and deal firmly & decisively with one & all who are bent on destroying the Sacred Rama Sethu.
I wish to remind all authorities- both high & low, that the day when a HINDU wave or Tsunami strikes, it shall not spare any oppressor and shall leave behind colossal amount of destruction in its wake. And it is only a matter of time that it will happen.
And I also wish to assure all authorities - high & low, that the HINDUS shall NOT allow the Sacred Rama Sethu to be destroyed, come what may.
The HINDUS shall shed their blood and sacrifice their lives rather than see the destruction of their alter. DHARMO RAKSHATI RAKSHITAHA. Those who abide by Dharma, are protected by Dharma.''
Mr V Sundaram, IAS (Retd) wrote:
As a political Hindu, spiritual Hindu, cultural Hindu, social Hindu and economic Hindu, and above all as an insignificant free lance journalist I would invite the kind attention of the Supreme Court of India not to forget or overlook the following words of timeless wisdom of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), one of the greatest names in the history of Law and Jurisprudence in dealing with the explosive and cataclysmic issue of saving the Rama Sethu Bridge from planned destruction by the UPA government in collusion with the anti-Hindu DMK government of Tamilnadu:
'The first requirement of a sound body of law is, that it should correspond with the actual feelings of the community, whether right or wrong. Law is a settlement of the circumstances in which the public force will be brought to bear upon men through the Courts of Law.'