Amid calls for, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will take away plaques in Rakta Talai space that state Maharana Pratap’s forces retreated from the Haldi Ghati battle.
Union Minister of State for Tradition Arjun Ram Meghwal has confirmed that orders have been issued to the ASI.
“Sure, orders have been issued. No matter is correct, it must be written,” Meghwal instructed PTI when requested whether or not the ministry has given orders to take away plaques at Haldi Ghati in Rajsamand district.
Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari and Rajsamand MLA Deepti Maheshwari had raised the demand with former Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Chetak Smarak Samiti, Haldi Ghati had additionally lodged a grievance with the Jodhpur ASI.
ASI Jodhpur Circle Superintendent Bipin Chandra Negi stated that the division has obtained orders to take away the plaques.
“The plaques are over 40 years previous. Letters have worn out and the signages don’t belong to the ASI. They had been put up by state’s Tourism Division and ASI began sustaining the websites in 2003. So, these shall be eliminated,” Negi stated.
“Be it the battle date or different controversies, the ASI will confirm all the pieces and put up licensed data with factual foundation. Historical past and archaeology have numerous foundation variations, which shall be taken care of.”
He stated that new plaques shall be put up by following the tendering course of, which has over 20-day length.
Negi stated that the aim of contemporary plaques is to focus on the significance of the place and the occasion.
The plaques had been put in by state’s Tourism Division throughout former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s go to to the area in early 1970s.
The Haldi Ghati battle was fought between Maharana Pratap and Muhjal Emperor Akbar in 1576. Whereas NCERT books point out the date as June 18, 1576, the date on the plaques is June 21, 1576.
Udaipur’s Meera Authorities Women School Historical past Professor Chandra Shekhar Sharma stated that the proper image shall be offered to the generations to return.
“This was a false impression from over 40 years. Science and historical past are two topics the place previous notions change when new details come up. I had raised objection on the fallacious data being offered to individuals. Now, it is going to be eliminated and details shall be offered to future generations,” Sharma stated.