“Charminar” fails to get ‘World Heritage Site’ tag – Here’s why

Hyderabad: The reply given by the World Heritage Body of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) revealed the reason for not granting ‘World Heritage Site’ tag to “Charminar”.

According to the report published in The New Indian Express, the body said that in 2010, the Government of India had submitted an application for the tag for Charminar, however, it was incomplete. It also said that the application was never resubmitted.

The body gave this reply to the query by an individual. It further said that Qutb Shahi Monuments are on the Tentative List.

Reacting to the reply, a city-based historian said that it was a half-hearted attempt.

It may be mentioned that in 2015, Union Cultural and Tourism Minister, Mr. Mahesh Sharma in a reply to Rajya Sabha said that names of 46 sites including Charimar are submitted to World Heritage Center in 2014.

Many are waiting for the new government in Telangana State to get the tag issue resolved.