Rechristening Shahjahan road may further deepen the religious rift between Hindus and Muslims more. Aurangzeb-rage was not yet over and Shahjahan is lit.

Rechristening of Aurangzeb road in Delhi to APJ Abdul Kalam road incited a lot of outrage. And now the buzz in the air is about renaming Shahjahan road too.

The BJP spokesperson has put forward that Shahjahan road should be renamed as Dashrath Manjhi road. For in his opinion, Shahjahan is an epitome of lust while Manjhi signifies 4Ds, love, dedication, devotion and determination.

“Lakhs of youngsters pay visit to the Union Public Service Commission headquarters located along Shahjahan Road every year. Hence, kindly issue order to authorities concerned to rename the road after him,” Upadhyay said in the letter issued on Saturday.

shahjahan road Renaming Shahjahan Road May Worsen The Islamic Wrath

Shahjahan road in Delhi expands out from India Gate junction on north to Taj Mansingh Hotel towards south.

Manjhi is eminent as ‘Mountain Man’ who is extoled to have paved a path through a 360 feet long hillock using only a chisel and hammer.

Morphing the name of roads bearing all the Islamic icons into Hindu icons bespeaks the lurking clamour in Islamic community. Well, I can’t favour but blatantly oppose such brute decision to prohibit the religious clashes.

By Prerna Daga

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