Several members of the Hindu organization Mahakal Manav Sewa on Tuesday staged a protest outside the national capital’s famous monument Qutub Minar, demanding it to be renamed ‘Vishnu Stambh’. Another Hindu organization, Rashtravadi Shiv Sena was also present during the protests, whose 44 members were detained by the Delhi Police, reported ANI.
This is not the first time someone has claimed the minaret to originally be Vishnu Stambh.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta has written to the civic body NDMC to rename city’s Tughlaq Road, Akbar Road, Aurangzeb Lane, Humayun Road and Shahjahan Road areas. He tweeted his letter to NDMC, but later deleted it.
Earlier, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) spokesman Vinod Bansal had also claimed that Qutub Minar was originally Vishnu Stambh. Bansal claimed that the structure was built with materials obtained after demolishing 27 Hindu-Jain temples.
The superimposed structure was built just to tease the Hindu community, he said.
“We demand that all the 27 temples, which were demolished at the site in the past, be rebuilt and Hindus are allowed to offer prayers there,” Vinod Bansal added.