New Delhi: A defence propelling Delhi High Court to curb NDMC from changing name of Aurangzeb Road to APJ Abdul Kalam Road was done by a counsel on Monday, who pronounced a preference was a outcome of “sick and community politics” and “lacks bargain of history”.
The defence also sought a court’s sequence to curb New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) from arising presentation with courtesy to changing a chronological name.
“The NDMC in complete defilement of law and procedure, instead of fixing a new highway in memory of Late APJ Abdul Kalam has renamed an chronological highway famous as Aurangzeb Road to be famous as APJ Abdul Kalam Road.
“Pertinently, a discipline for naming/renaming of roads, streets, villages, towns etc and designation of statues/memorials to followed by state names authority, Delhi, provides that a name of existent streets, highway etc will routinely not be changed. Only new streets, roads etc will be deliberate for being named after venerable personalities,” a defence said.
“Names that are partial of story will not be altered. All proposals for renaming will be referred to a Ministry of Home Affairs in suitability with instructions in minute antiquated Sep 27, 1975,” it said.
The PIL filed by disciple Shahid Ali settled that a “act of altering a chronological name is zero though an outcome of ill and community politics, that should not be authorised to have any place in India for a being a beautiful, physical and approved commonwealth and that is famous for a togetherness in farrago and that is a homes of thousand religious, cultural, amicable and domestic beliefs.”
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The ask to change a name of a road, done by BJP MPs Mahesh Giri and Meenakshi Lekhi and a trade wing secretary of Aam Aadmi Party, was supposed by a NDMC on 28 August.
The defence pronounced a intentions of NDMC and a obliged persons behind a pierce are “malafide and a preference is a outcome of ill politics and lacks bargain of history”.
“Since, a pierce of renaming appears to be politically encouraged and do criticise a grant of Aurangzeb towards a joint of India, a postulant feels that a pronounced pierce will pierce bad name and celebrity to a mass of India and therefore, a name and physical picture of India will humour adversely,” it said.
The pierce of NDMC to change a chronological name was “bound to adversely impact a picture of India as a physical and probity imparting nation and that is famous for a singular underline and characteristic,” it added.