A new controversy has appeared on Indian political scene in the shape of Sethusamudram ship canal project.People are neatly divided on two sides,those who support the project harp on its economic benefits and those who are against focusing on the religious angle.
Whether the so called "Adams Bridge" was built by Lord Ram's army on its way to Lanka is besides the point.Mythology has its own significance and cannot be subjected to scientific criterion.This is true for all religions whether it be the miracle of turning water into wine or the promise of virgins in heaven (motivating some misinformed suicide bombers)etc.It seems Mr.Karunanidhi has lost his sense.For a man who claims to be rational ,his demand of civil engineering degree from Lord Ram is in poor taste.Matters of faith are best kept apart from politics.If BJP is at fault for bringing religion into this issue,karunanidhi is doubly wrong in hurting the sentiments of hindus.He is a self proclaimed atheist,no problem with that, but what right does he have to make such scornful statements.He is a fit case for lunatic asylum for demanding civil engineering degree from Lord Ram.
As for the project ,it should be given the go ahead or shelved depending on whether the environmental damage caused by it would be worth the trouble.If the coastal areas become more vulnerable to tsunami and marine eco system gets destroyed it would be a mega disaster.If the name of Lord Ram can save the environment ,so be it .
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