Chahar minar Hyderabad

The World Heritage Week is on, so should there be celebrations or mourning? This depends on which side of the fence one is: the government and its influential circle will readily join the jamboree and celebrate, but the civil society, which has cried itself hoarse appealing to the government to try and salvage the neglected monuments in the state, will certainly see no reason for the celebrations. Take for instance the tallest heritage icon in the city, the Charminar. The state government has time and again claimed that the Charminar and its precincts would be conserved as a heritage area as the 412-year-old monument is a symbol of Hyderabad’s history, culture and architecture.

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