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Over 250 monuments have disappeared in Delhi

PTI  Aligarh, April 21, 2013
First Published: 01:18 IST(21/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:21 IST(21/4/2013)

More than 250 monuments in Delhi have disappeared due to “gross negligence” in recent years, eminent historian and director general of National Archives, Mushirul Hasan claimed on Friday.

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Hasan was speaking at a national workshop organised by the department of museology, Aligarh Muslim University.

“Delhi has not got justice which it deserved as far as the issue of preservation of its architectural heritage was concerned,” said Hasan.

He added that different government institutions which were responsible for preserving historical monuments in the country’s national capital did not have any blueprints for saving the capital city’s architectural heritage.

Hasan said the founder of AMU Sir Syed Ahmad Khan had paid back his debt to Delhi, the city of his birth, by writing a seminal book on the archaeological history of monuments of the capital titled Asarus Sanadeed.

“Aligarh Muslim University should for its founder preserve and protect its architectural heritage,” he said.


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