These pictures depict a common sight across all heritage sites in India.
The failed Love stories defacing the heritage sites!!
“Devdas” chronicling their failed love stories with dates!
These are just a few pictures from a protected heritage monument – Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur.
Despite this monument having many watch guards, it’s a sad experience to come across such irreparable damages to the site. Most heritage monuments in Rajasthan as well as India, don’t have guards!
It often makes me wonder what prompts people to do this? A sense of achievement? Ignorance? If not these two then what? I’m sure they will never attempt to do something similar in their home! What will they achieve by “documenting” their “failed love stories” on these heritage sites?
I recall having seen an advertisement campaign involving actor Aamir Khan urging people not to deface our national monuments and heritage sites. It is unfortunate that this did not deter miscreants. This is a recent picture of Amer Fort.
It is sad to see such an attitude towards our heritage! We need stronger enforcement of the law as well as harsh punishment and a strong drive to educate people to value our heritage! I’m sure if authorities deface the offender’s residence with similar activities, it’ll surely help arrest such attempts.
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