These are common sights across all heritage sites in India.
Failed Love stories defacing heritage sites!!
“Devdas” chronicling their lives with dates!
These are just 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? 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?
Its sad to see such an attitude towards our heritage! We need a stronger enforcement of law as well as harsh punishment and strong drive to educate people to value our heritage! I’m sure if authorities deface the offender’s residence with similar act, it’ll surely help arrest such attempts.