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State govt. on its drive to obliterate cultural heritage of the city: ZAK

The movement for formation of separate Telangana state was aimed at preserving the culture and heritage of the city and restoration of lost glory of cultural and historical buildings of Hyderabad. But with the decision of government to demolish Osmania hospital it seems that government is on its mission to erase history of Hyderabad. Siasat editor Mr. Zahed Ali Khan expressed strong anger over the report of demolition of beautiful Osmania Hospital edifice. He told that government’s responsibility was to protect cultural heritage existing in the city and boost their importance on international level. But with the plan of government it was evident that state government was ready to obliterate cultural and heritage of the city, he said.

Slamming government’s plan to demolish Osmania General Hospital building, Mr. Khan said, ‘if government takes decision on its own, it can erase the identity of the city by obliterating heritage structures like Osmania University, Unani Hospital, Historical Charminar, Chaar Kaman, Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar, Taramati Baradari, Golconda Fort, Darushifa, Falaknuma, Falaknuma, Chowmahalla, Purani Haveli and King Kothi etc. He reiterated that the fight for state bifurcation was the fight for conservation of cultural and heritage identity. It was expected that the new government after formation of new state would ensure preservation of heritage structures built during Qutub Shahi and Asif Jahi periods.

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