A report came out about the Qutub Minar located in Mehrauli, Delhi that the Union Ministry of Culture has ordered excavation in Qutub Minar. Let us inform that the report claimed that this order has been given to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). However, regarding this claim, now Union Culture Minister GK Reddy has said that no such order has been given.
Significantly, there is a mosque named Quwwat-ul-Islam located in the premises of Qutub Minar. About which Hinduist organizations have often claimed that it was built by destroying Hindu-Jain temples and it is a Vishnu pillar. Hindu organizations say that many idols are kept at different places in the complex. Amidst all these claims, Culture Secretary Govind Mohan visited the memorial on Saturday. After which all kinds of speculations started being made.
Media reports claimed that after visiting the Qutub Minar, Govind Mohan ordered the ASI to excavate it to find out whether the Qutub Minar was built by Qutubuddin Aibak or by Chandragupta Vikramaditya. At the same time, on such reports, the officials of the ministry said that no such instructions have been issued.
Regarding the reports of excavation, Union Culture Minister GK Reddy said that no order has been given to the Archaeological Survey of India for excavation in the Qutub Minar complex. At the same time, the ministry says that it was a regular visit by the officials. No decision has been taken in this regard yet. Let us inform that the ASI officials did not give any statement in this regard.
Let us tell you that on Saturday, Govind Mohan along with a team of senior officials and historians spent more than two hours at Qutub Minar. In which various aspects related to the maintenance of monuments were discussed. Significantly, earlier the National Monuments Authority (NMA) has asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to remove two Ganesh idols from the Qutub Minar complex.
It is noteworthy that in April, NMA President Tarun Vijay had told that in a letter to the ASI it has been said that it is “disgraceful to keep the idols in this way” in the Qutub complex. They should be kept in the National Museum. Let us inform that Qutub Minar has been given the status of historical heritage. Its height is 72.5 meters and its diameter is 14.32 meters, which reduces to 2.5 meters on reaching the summit.