Oh yeah, I know all about this. See, Rama is the 7th incarnation of Vishnu and protagonist of a Hindu epic, the Ramayana. About half-way through the story, he comes across a race of semi-human monkeys, called the Vanaras (pron. Vah-nuh-ruh-s). The antagonist, Ravana lives in Lanka and getting their is bit of a pain. So, after praying to God's soul, Rama is bestowed with this: if the Vanaras write the word "Rama" on a rock, it will float on the sea.
With this, Rama created an artificial bridge to Lanka, where he advanced with the Vanara army and waged war against Ravana. The Ramayana is really fascinating, IMO.
Thing is, there's a stretch of islands between India and Sri Lanka called Adam's Bridge. In Hindi, it's called "Ram Setu" or Rama's Bridge
. As you can guess, the religious dudes were pissed off when someone wants to blow it up. I think they're just being bums. I mean, there isn't even hard proof of Ram having built a bloody string of islands