I being a responsible citizen of free India, consider it my duty to attract public attention through the esteemed columns of your newspaper, to the neglectful and miserable condition of historical monuments which are symbols of our past glory, grandeur and are our national heritage. They are priceless records of our history, but have fallen victim to the criminal neglect by the officials.
If you personally visit some of the monuments like the Humayun’s Tomb, Tughlak Kila or Tughlaqabad Fort, Charminar, Qutb Minar, etc., you will realise that they are losing their shape and are getting dilapidated day by day with the passage of time. Their walls are mouldering, their roofs are getting cracked, their bricks and stone pieces are losing plaster and top corners of walls have already crumbled. All is due to the lack of proper maintenance. We must realise that even the present will be past one day.
I was shocked to see the deteriorating condition of our monuments. I request you to oblige me by publishing this letter in your paper, so that the authorities concerned can be awakened in time, and the priceless historical monuments can be saved and preserved.
Md Rustam Parwez
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)