Subramanian Swamy denied urgent hearing on Ram Sethu Plea
New Delhi: Supreme Court today denied BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s request for an urgent hearing on his plea on Ram Sethu. His plea was to get the Central Government to disclose its stand on the Ram Sethu in court. Swamy wanted the Government to file a response in court stating that the bridge would not be tampered with and sought an urgent hearing for the same.
“As and when they (the Centre) touch it, you can come to us” was the bench’s response. The bench comprised of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi.
Ram Sethu is a continuous stretch of limestone shoal that will have to dredged and reworked for the Sethu Samudram Project. This, however, caused opposition for the project Political parties, environmentalists and some Hindu religious groups have been leading these protests.
Earlier the Government has said they would not touch the Ram Sethu issue. In the light of the event, Swamy had filed a plea for scrapping his 2009 petition against the Sethu Samudram project. Meanwhile, the Center was given four weeks to file a response in November 2015.