The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as we speak eliminated plaques at Rakta Talai in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district that stated Maharana Pratap’s forces retreated from the Haldi Ghati battle. This follows the demand by a number of Rajput outfits and public representatives.
Union Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal confirmed that orders had been issued to the ASI to take away the plaques.
“Yes, orders have been issued. Whatever is correct, it must be written,” Mr Meghwal informed PTI when requested whether or not the ministry gave its approval to take away the plaques.
ASI Jodhpur Circle Superintendent Bipin Chandra Negi stated the plaques had been eliminated following departmental orders.
“The plaques had been over 40 years previous. Letters had worn out and the signages did not belong to the ASI. They had been put up by the state’s Tourism Department and ASI began sustaining the websites in 2003. So, they had been eliminated as we speak,” he stated.
Earlier, Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari and Rajsamand MLA Deepti Maheshwari had raised the demand for removing of plaques with former Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Chetak Smarak Samiti, Haldi Ghati, had additionally lodged a grievance with the Jodhpur ASI on this regard.
Mr Negi stated, “Be it the battle date or different controversies, the ASI will confirm every thing and put up licensed info with a factual foundation.”
He stated new plaques will probably be put up following a tendering course of, which is able to take about 20 days.
Mr Negi stated the aim of placing up recent plaques is to focus on the significance of the place and the occasion.
The plaques had been put in by the state’s Tourism Department throughout former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s go to to the area within the early Nineteen Seventies.
The Haldi Ghati battle was fought between Rana of Mewar Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1576. While NCERT books point out the date of the battle as June 18, 1576, the date on the plaques is June 21, 1576.
Udaipur’s Meera Government Girls’ College historical past professor Chandra Shekhar Sharma stated the “right image” will probably be supplied to the generations to return.
“This was a false impression for over 40 years. Science and historical past are two topics the place previous notions change when new details come up. I had raised objection to the mistaken info being supplied to folks. Now, it is going to be eliminated and details will probably be supplied to future generations,” he stated.