Know what the central government said in the Supreme Court whether Ram Setu is a national heritage monument or not.


New Delhi: The Central Government informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it is considering declaring Ram Setu as a National Heritage Monument. A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala, hearing a PIL filed by former Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy, asked the government to file an application if Swamy wanted.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the central government’s actions in the matter are in progress. The bench then told the petitioner that he could make representation if he wanted. The court asked the Center to take a decision and gave Swamy freedom to approach the court again if he is unhappy with the government’s decision. On this Swami said, We don’t want to see anyone. We are in the same party. It is in our manifesto. Let them decide within six weeks. We will come again. The law officer said that the central government is looking into the matter.

The petitioner, Subramaniam Swamy, had said during the hearing last time that the Center should clarify its stand on whether it opposes the petition. Adjourning the hearing of the case, Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud had said that the case had come before him recently and hence he wanted to hear the petition.

Further hearing will be held on the petition related to the declaration of Ram Setu as a national heritage. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed an application asking the central government to declare Ram Setu as a national monument. Swamy raised the issue before a bench headed by Chief Justice Chandrachud, who said the Center has yet to respond.


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