and why do you forget that you are doing it with the same non-native money?
Not true. I've posted the financial break down earlier.
and then its not about money? The same 2000 crore blackhole of setusamudram, could probably be used for much much more benefit elsewhere. and we dont have a say?
No. That is why we have parliament. Trust me quid pro quo's have been paid for this project. If you don't like it vote your MP out.
You could be doing things which ecologically unsound for kerala, Shouldnt they protest against this in that case?
Prove it. Unsubstantiated statements do not help. Wild accusations/protests are not proof.
You could be destroying a cultural heritage of the whole of India? Shouldnt we protest against that?
Do it on your time and on your dime. If you read the Ramayan every pond to hillock to river to natural feature in India has been associated with some heritage value. Why pick on this one alone? Or are you afraid to know exactly which bias is driving this opposition.
as long as comments like the above are made by people from any single part of the country, it is not good.
There has to be a line drawn on what one set of people can tell another set what to do. Protest all you want. Comment all you want. But the line is drawn when you decide what is good for someone who lives there.
Way too close to a colonial mindset.
Its funny how Kanimozhi and everybody else who supports the the project in TN immediately lump anyone critizing the project as non native
Happened to see an interview in a TV channel a couple of weeks back. The guy who was being interviewed holds some position in the Fishermen union. Almost 300,000 fishermen there opposed the project totally, according to him. Per Kanimozhi and other similar 'Thanmana Thamizhina Thalaivargal' (Leaders of the Tamilians with Self-respect as they call themselves), these fisher folk are non-native barbarians who came through the Khyber pass ?
The fishermens opposition has always been the most organized serious opposition. Almost all compromise talks have involved them. Numerous public hearing were held and the alignment was pushed out that far to accommodate them.
This of course resulted in the cutting of the Sethu. What now.
Any inboard alignment sparing the Sethu will cause even more destruction of their fishing grounds. This is why all these alignments are a non starter for the natives.
Of course this is always blithely demanded by the non-natives.
I would also point out that the fishermens union is heavily CPI organized. Earlier they were against the project when the BJP was on board. Recently they have been quiet as the CPI is not so opposed.
It was funny on this side of the fence as well till the bills for delay started showing up.