Portrait of semi-naked ladies faraway from Jallianwala Bagh gallery


GS Paul
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 21

Following criticism, the portrait of two semi-naked ladies, hanging poses similar to these in Ajanta and Ellora caves, positioned on one of many partitions of the under-renovation gallery of Jallianwala Bagh, has been eliminated.

Apart from this being in opposition to the spirit of the location, one other blunder made was that the objectionable image was positioned adjoining to the portraits of Guru Nanak and Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Former MP Tarlochan Singh, who is without doubt one of the members of PM-led Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, stated: “Before opening the monument for the general public, I suggest that each one the members and different stakeholders ought to make a previous go to to the location to ensure that nothing objectionable must be there which doesn’t commensurate with the spirit of the place”, he stated.

The under-renovation website has been closed for the general public since February 15.

Claiming to take care of its ‘historic composition’, the work is being executed beneath the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The Centre has allotted Rs 20 crore for the primary part of the undertaking aimed to be accomplished by July 31. The Bagh is predicted to be opened by August 15.

Tarksheel Society head Sumit Singh stated that although the portrait was eliminated, this lapse demanded stern motion in opposition to these answerable for it.

On Monday, the International Sarv Kamboj Samaj had shot off separate complaints to the Akal Takht and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s the chairman of Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust.

Shinder Pal Singh alias Bobby Kamboj, president of Kamboj Samaj stated that it was a matter of nationwide disgrace to put in such obnoxious portraits.

An official confirmed that the portrait has been eliminated following objections from a number of quarters.

Following this, the SDM Amritsar-1 Vikas Hira had paid a go to to the location on Monday night. Though he averted speaking in regards to the controversial portraits, he assured the difficulty can be resolved after the intervention of upper authorities.

In a hard-hitting assertion issued right here, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Punjab, Akshay Sharma demanded an intensive probe to establish how and who accepted the obnoxious photos to be put up at Jallianwala Bagh.

“Don’t you know the historical significance of this monument and its role in Indian freedom history? This clearly shows the attitude and respect the BJP, that commands the Jallianwala Bagh Trust, has for our martyrs. The BJP has always used sacrifices of our martyrs for advancing their political agenda”, he stated.



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