Delhi’s Humayunpur village in Hanumanpur, BJP adviser wants to rename the place
- | saturday | August 28, 2021
The renaming frenzy comes against the backdrop of civic organ polls next year, where the BJP faces 15 years of anti-functioning and the AAP is working to dislodge the party from the three MCDs.
Changing place names has been a thing since the BJP government set foot and it doesn’t seem to stop.
Safdarjung enclave BJP adviser Radhika Abrol on Friday proposed changing the name of the village of Humayunpur in south Delhi to Hanumanpur. It comes a day after the mayor of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), Mukesh Suryan, gave his early approval to change the name of another urban village, Mohammadpur, to Madhavpuram.
The renaming frenzy comes against the backdrop of next year’s civic body polls, where the BJP faces 15 years of anti-incumbent and the AAP makes an effort to dislodge the party from the three MCDs .
Abrol tabled the proposal at the SDMC Southern Zone Zone Committee meeting.
In it, Abrol, who is also vice chairman of the education committee, said that “during the Mughal period, the names of all the villages in Delhi were forcibly changed by the Mughals to give an impression of oppression for life on the Indians ”.
This includes Humayupur Village in Ward No. 61, Safdarjung Enclave, she said, adding that this was a long-standing request from residents of the urban village to change its name to Hanumanpur.
“Considering the demand, feelings and emotions of the inhabitants of the village, it would be appropriate for the village to be renamed in the public interest,” the proposal says, adding that the case be referred to the nomination committee of the civic body to take appropriate action.
The final authority to change the name of an urban village lies with the Delhi government, a senior official said.
Abrol said: “A campaign has been launched. We will submit this proposal to the Delhi government and if they want to stop it, they will have to find a reason. Otherwise, people will know that they want to please a particular community… We are just trying to show how the oppression was exercised by the Mughals.
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