Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Saturday, August 8, 2009
The Moula Ali Dargah is one of the 11 heritage sites identified by"Heritage conservation committee" of HUDA. this hill rock has a history of 400 years and is a spiritual place for one and all, off late some construction is taking place on the top of the hill, I have been frequenting the hill since childhood and witnessed the human encroachment all around the hill but never saw any construction happening on the top of the hill except the white wash.
over the past 4 months I first saw the markings laid out which i thought was for a room, then the rock was chipped, this was done in a very slow manner and on 02 August metal rods were digged for construction of a radio tower by the cyberabad police, and now the work is going on nonstop and probably in a week we will have a 100 feet tower overshadowing the culture and heritage of 400 years, following this other government and private gsm and cdma operators may also add their towers and spoil the heritage and sanctity of the site.
This was also reported in the hindu online newspaper http://www.thehindu.com/mp/2009/08/04/stories/2009080450300100.htm
construction in full swing
The Hyderabad City despite having a culture and history of 400 years could not be added as a world heritage city, this is mainly due to lack off initiative and concern from the state government. This construction of tower is hurting the sentiments of people who frequent to the place for their spiritual needs, and is a mark of disrespect to this sacred site
on inquiring with the care takers of the dargah if they objected to the construction, they said the WAKF board has given police the permission to construct the tower, but the site comes under heritage conversation committee and WAKF board cannot issue permission on behalf of HCC
pics of the hill in the old days and the present days, this shows the pillage and plunder all across the hill and now on the top
old picture 1900
old painting of Maulali