Guwahati/ 5th May’2018 (Prag News Desk):
A tomb in Delhi Safdarjung Enclave was allegedly converted into a Hindu temple here on Friday after reports of its conversion were reported by the locals residing here.
This unfortunate incident came into light only in Friday morning where the locals were aghast to see religious flags being placed all around the corners of the tomb.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has ordered an enquiry into the alleged conversion of a small tomb into a temple at Safdarjung Enclave’s Humayunpur village and directed the Art, Culture and Language (ACL) Department secretary to submit a report by Saturday. Mr. Sisodia’s order comes following a news report over the issue. In his order to the secretary, the deputy chief minister said that causing damage and harm to a heritage property was against the law and a serious offence.
“It is the duty of the state Archaeology Department to ensure the protection of heritage monuments listed under them and take strict action in case of a lapse,” Mr. Sisodia said in his order.
He said that the reported incident should be handled with zero tolerance by the department as it not only violated heritage related laws but also was an attempt to disturb peace and harmony in the area.