HJS demands that this issue must reach the Union Tourism Minister and the guilty authorities must be held accountable within one month, failing which ASI’s headquarters will have to face mass protests, said Mr Sunil Ghanwat. Read more »
Following incessant rain, a section of the historic wall adjacent to Char Darwaja Panhala fort collapsed on Tuesday evening. Last year, too, a part of the wall had collapsed near the same spot, but no repair works were carried out due to lack of funds. Read more »
Union Minister Narayan Rane has taken cognisance of poor condition of Vijaydurg fort in Devgad taluka. He has asked the officials of the Central Archaeological Department to work on this issue immediately. Read more »
More than half of the fortifications at Bandra Fort on the southern edge of Mumbai have collapsed. If the ramparts are not repaired in time, all the ramparts of the fort are likely to collapse. The fort is an ‘Ancient Protected Monument’ under the Archaeological Department. Read more »
The Sion fort is completely neglected, despite being adjacent to the Archaeological Department’s office. Despite its historical significance the Archaeological Department has made no effort to preserve the fort. Read more »
Half of the fort on which Chhatrapati Shivaji laid the foundation stone of the Hindavi Swarajya naval forces has now become a religious center for fanatics. The illegally constructed ‘idgah’ on this fort has been given 24 hours police protection and Hindus have been permanently barred from entering this area. Read more »
Hindu activists had observed that the Dargah was also being constructed illegally at Lohgad, and that an unofficial celebration of Urus (a procession to put new chadar/blankets on the grave of Muslim saints) was being organized on the fort. Read more »
Over the last two years, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s forts are witnessing the (mal)practice of structures belonging to a specific minority being erected illegally. This is an attempt to destroy the sanctity of these forts. To stop this the BJP will set up a vigilance committee. Read more »
Hindus started tweeting regarding the issue with hashtag #SaveForts_OpposeLandJihad and more than 18,000 tweets were tweeted by netizens. Read more »
The Shivdi fort in Mumbai, has been around since the 1500s (prior to the arrival of the British to India). Dargah Sharif Hazrat Syed Jalal Shah, this Dargah and its associated structures have been built on about 1 acre of land at the entrance of this fort. Read more »
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