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Delhi minorities panel seeks ASI response on steps taken in Khriki mosque issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Minorities Commission (DMC) has sought the response of the Archaeological Survey of on steps taken to dispel claims that the -- a well known Tughlaq era monument -- was a fort of warrior Maharana Pratap.

DMC said a suo motu notice has been issued to the ASI based on reports that some locals claim to be a fort of Maharana Pratap.

The monument, popularly known as or fort, is situated in South Delhi's Khirki village. It was built by a of in the 14th century.

"DMC has asked ASI to explain what action it has taken so far to refute the claim that the said mosque was a fort of Maharana Pratap," Khan said.

The commission has also sought to know what steps have been taken by the ASI to prevent erasing of the word "mosque" from its signboards, by miscreants.

"Reports have been consistently published saying that the word mosque is being repeatedly erased from the ASI signboard amid propaganda of some locals that this Tughlak era monument is a fort of Maharana Pratap," Khan said, adding the ASI's reply over the notice is awaited.

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First Published: Sun, July 01 2018. 11:55 IST