After Taj Mahal controversy, demand for Qutub Minar name change erupts

 
Qutab Minar

NewDelhi: Hindu organizations have recited Hanuman Chalisa in the Qutub Minar complex in Delhi and demanded to name it Vishnu Stambh. United Hindu Front claims that Qutub Minar was built by demolishing Jain and Hindu temples. The police have taken some people of the organization into custody. This demonstration has taken place at a time when a petition has been filed in the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court demanding an investigation by opening 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal as Tejo Mahalaya.

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United Hindu Front said - permission should be given to worship in the minaret

United Hindu Front's international working president Jai Bhagwan Goel has claimed that Qutub Minar was built by demolishing 27 Jain and Hindu temples. The idols of Hindu deities present in the premises should be restored and Hindus should be allowed to worship in the premises.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad also told Qutub Minar to be Vishnu pillar

Vishva Hindu Parishad spokesperson Vinod Bansal said last month that Qutub Minar is actually a Vishnu pillar. Qutub Minar was built by demolishing 27 Jain and Hindu temples. He had said that all the temples that were demolished should be rebuilt. Along with this, Hindus should be allowed to worship in Qutub Minar.

Former BJP MP Tarun Vijay has also raised questions

Former BJP MP Tarun Vijay has also raised many questions regarding Qutub Minar. He had said that there is an inverted idol of Ganesha in the Qutub Minar complex and that his idol has been locked in a cage at one place, hurting the sentiments of Hindus. Tarun Vijay had said that Ganesh idols should either be removed or installed 'respectfully'.

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