Assam: On April 4, an Assam BJP legislator from Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demolish the Mughal-era Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar and replace them with temples.
Rupjyoti Kurmi, Mariani BJP Legislator, told the media, “I encourage PM Modi to demolish the Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar and create the world’s most magnificent temple.”
Furthermore, the MLA stated that the temple’s construction should be such that no other institution or establishment may approach closing it.
As the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) revised its books for various classes, including the Class 12 History textbook, by omitting chapters on the Mughal empire, an Assam-based Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to demolish monuments such as the Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar.
“I encourage the Prime Minister to demolish the Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar as soon as possible. The world’s most beautiful temples should be built in lieu of these two monuments. The architecture of the two temples should be such that no other monuments can be built in their vicinity “According to the legislator.
The Taj Mahal is a massive white marble monument erected in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite bride. The Taj Mahal is India’s crown jewel of Muslim art and one of the world’s most revered masterpieces.
The red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its summit to 14.32 m at its base, and has alternating angular and rounded flutings. It was built in the early 13th century a few kilometres south of Delhi.
Kurmi further stated that he is willing to donate at least his one-and-a-half year’s salary for temple construction.
The most recent change would apply to all schools in the country that use the NCERT syllabus.
The NCERT stated that the revisions will be implemented beginning with the current academic year, 2023-2024.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), on the other hand, has just altered its textbooks and syllabus, which would effect schools across the country. ‘Themes of Indian History-Part 2’, the 12th class history book, would no longer cover chapters on the Mughal empire.
The chapters labelled ‘Kings and Chronicles; Mughal Courts (C. 16th and 17th centuries)’ have been deleted from the book. This is not the only textbook that has been revised. Several poems and passages from Hindi textbooks have also been changed by NCERT.