South Delhi structure converted into temple a ‘medieval-era monument’: Report

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said the incident should be handled with “zero tolerance” by the department since it wasn’t just a case of violating laws protecting heritage, but also a bid to disturb peace and harmony in the area.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2018 7:27:34 am
South Delhi structure a medieval-era monument: Report Gumti, a small domed tomb in Safdarjung Enclave’s Humayunpur village.

The monument at Humayunpur village in Safdarjung Enclave — that had been converted into a temple — was a “medieval-era monument”, as per a preliminary report of the Delhi government submitted to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

A notification was issued in 2009 for its protection and a complaint to remove encroachments was filed with police on March 14, the report said. It added that a second complaint has been filed Saturday.

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Sisodia had directed Art, Culture and Language Department secretary Manisha Saxena to submit a report after The Indian Express reported on May 4 that the Tughlak-era tomb had been converted into a temple.

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The Deputy CM had said the incident should be handled with “zero tolerance” by the department since it wasn’t just a case of violating laws protecting heritage, but also a bid to disturb peace and harmony in the area.

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