Qutub Minar complex: Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy said while talking to the media, at present no such decision has been taken by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to excavate the Qutub Minar complex. He told that this information which came on social media is a pure rumour. So far no decision has been taken regarding the excavation of the Qutub Minar complex. He said, as of now no such decision has been taken.
Some media reports claimed on Sunday that Iconography of idols would be done in Qutub Minar on the orders of the Ministry of Culture. However, now the Union Minister has denied these claims outright. The report also talked about excavation in the Qutub Minar complex. It was also claimed in the media report that before taking the decision of excavation, Culture Secretary Govind Mohan along with a team inspected the Qutub Minar campus.
Hyderabad, Telangana | “No such decision has been taken,” said Union Culture Minister GK Reddy on media reports that the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct excavation at the Qutub Minar complex pic.twitter.com/b97SMMTs7l
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The news of the excavation of Qutub Minar came in the media
At the same time, it was also claimed in these media reports that 4 ASI officers, 3 historians and researchers were also present in the team that arrived to inspect. ASI officials said that the Qutub Minar has not been excavated since 1991. It was also claimed in media reports that many researches are still pending, due to which this decision has been taken.
After the statement of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, all the rumors were put to rest.
Let us tell you that before this, there has been a dispute about temple and mosque in the whole country. Qutub Minar located in the capital Delhi has also not been untouched by this controversy. On Sunday itself, there was a rumor in the social media that now Qutub Minar will also be excavated. After the excavation of this historical building, the iconography of the idols here will be done. It was also claimed in social media that before the excavation, the Culture Secretary along with a team inspected the premises. But after this statement of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, all the things came to a standstill.