3 MAY 2018, HYDERABAD
Socialist Party(India)-Telangana, call for repeal of ‘Apni Dharohar Apni Pahchan’ Adopt a Heritage’ scheme of Government of India.
It is bad in spirit and against Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958, that incredible and invaluable heritage monuments have been chosen to give ‘brand visibility’ to corporates.
Has the value of getting ‘brand visibility’ at such incredible monuments been computed, rather, is it computable? It is brazen to give away such invaluable places to business houses.
Whereas EOI stipulates past experience as mandatory for becoming a ‘Monument Mitra’ it is not clear how Dalmia, GMRs and their ilk breezed thru.
Semi-commercial revenue generation provision is also embedded in the MOU between government of india and the business houses, that is unacceptable.
Adopt a Heritage project is against spirit and word of AMASR Act 1958 as well as against Constitution where protection of national heritage as a public property is a duty and not business.
We call upon Government of India to repeal the project immediately. Call for public feedback on the maintenance involving conservation experts, scientists and historians and public as well as political parties. Install robust feedback and redressal mechanism at all heritage monuments.
Symbolic protest at Charminar, near ACP Charminar Office, on 3rd May 2018, today, at 5PM-6PM. Please come.
Shri Mutyalu Yadav, President- Socialist Party(India)-Telangana State,
Shri Gopal Pathange, Vice-President-Socialist Party(India)-Telangana State,
Adv Jaya Vindhyala, Chairman-Legal Cell, Socialist Party(India) -Telangana State & President, PUCL-TS, and
Dr Lubna Sarwath, General Secretary- Socialist Party(India)-Telangana State