SC nixes PIL seeking wall construction near Ram Setu site

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought the construction of a wall near the Ram Setu site for “darshan”. “It is an administrative decision,” the bench said while asking the petitioner how the court can direct the construction of a wall. The court also declined to tag the PIL along with another petition that has sought a direction to declare the monument a national heritage.
“Ram Setu”, aka Adam’s bridge, is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. The plea seeking direction for construction of a wall at the site, came up for hearing before a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu Dhulia. The plea was filed by the Hindu Personal Law Board through its president Ashok Pandey.