Members of Hindu groups gathered near Kutub Minar on Tuesday, demanding that the name of this iconic monument be changed and renamed to Vishnu Stambh. Historically, the foundation stone of this building was laid by Qutubuddin Aibak, which was completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish after his death.
The protesters are chanting ‘ Jai Hanuman’ and also reciting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ near the protesting site of Kutub Minar. Police have been treating the issue carefully to avoid any untoward incidents.
The iconic building, Kutub Minar, is being recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Activists from the Mahakal Manav Sewa and other right-wing groups were seen holding placards and raising slogans amid heavy police deployment at the Qutb Minar.
Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP unit has given verdict that the names of other landmarks in the national capital, such as Akbar Road, Humayun Road, Aurangzeb Lane, Tughlak Lane, and so on, should be replaced as they are named after the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal rulers’ names.
In a letter to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation chairman, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta has given advice that the streets be renamed after Maharana Pratap, Guru Govind Singh, Maharshi Valmiki, and General Vipin Rawat.