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A descendant of Tomar king claims the ownership of historic Qutub Minar complex

A descendant of Tomar king claims the ownership of historic Qutub Minar complex

A descendant of the Tomar king claims the ownership of the historic Qutub Minar complex

In a bizarre incident, a self-proclaimed ‘descendant of Tomar King’ has claimed possession of the land where Qutub Minar stands, one among India's most distinguished monuments in Delhi.

In his plea, Kunwar Mahender Dhwaj Prasad Singh has said that the land and complicated where the historical Qutub Minar stands nowadays belongs to his family. He said that the land is owned by the Beswan Family and heir of Raja Rohini Raman Dhawaj Prasad Singh and descendants of Raja Nand Ram, who died in 1695.

He also countered that the government had no right to make a decision concerning the land surrounding Qutub. However, the archeologic Survey of India (ASI) has opposed Singh's claim. On Wednesday, the ASI asked him why he didn’t say anything for the last 150d fifty} years.

"He wakes up some morning and comes to this court as an impleader without any basis," the ASI said.

The royal applicant and said that after India got independence in 1947, the government neither entered into any treaty, nor was there any accession, or an agreement with the ruling family.

the problem came amid the continuing temple restoration row, wherever Hindus and Jains are asking for worshipping rights inside the complex of Qutub Minar once some idols of Lord Narsingh were allegedly discovered here.

The court will hear the problem once more on September 13.

However, this is not the first time that such a claim is made. Earlier, a lady named Sultana Muhammedan claimed possession of the noted Red Fort. She claimed to be the better half of the great-grandson of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar and therefore she has the proper over the historic structure. The court dismissed her plea on the grounds of delay.