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The majestic ramparts from which the flag is ceremoniously raised on Independence Day are part of our consciousness. Many Indians may not know who built the monument, or how old it is, but we know it as a symbol of our sovereignty.
The monument is also an architectural marvel. This writer has visited the Red Fort a number of times and remains in awe of its stately aura. Will this history now be diluted with billboards of Dalmia Bharat all over the complex?
Will we emerge from Diwan e Aam and see a hoarding of a cement company instead of red sandstone and latticed walls? In China, the global coffeehouse chain Starbucks was allowed to open an outlet inside the Forbidden City in It used an existing structure and thereby blended with the surroundings in this 15th century imperial complex, home to China's emperors.
But just seeing the name 'Starbucks' on their ancient heritage angered the Chinese so much that the coffee chain had to shut shop inafter half a million Chinese signed an online petition against it. It may be a dictatorship, but China is more responsive than India when its citizens get agitated and take mass action against something that disturbs them.
So an online petition to stop Dalmia Bharat taking over the Red Fort may not work here. Signs of typical Indian official arrogance were evident when Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons pooh poohed opposition to the proposal and declared the government would go ahead with its plan to hand over more monuments to corporates.
Alphons is an ex-bureaucrat, hence responsiveness to public sentiment isn't his forte; arguing his case is. He pointed out that the Congress government at the Centre had earlier given Humayun's Tomb, another of Delhi's iconic monuments, to the 'foreign' Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Alphons can see no difference between a trust known worldwide for its success in restoring historic architectural structures and a cement company! Even the Aga Khan Trust is being blamed by experts for not carrying on restoration work in keeping with the style of Humayun's Tomb. There are two aspects to the BJP government's move.
First, the ethics of it. How can the monument where the prime minister unfurls the flag on Independence Day, in a ceremony broadcast and telecast nationally, be maintained by a private entity? No one can believe that the Centre doesn't have enough money to maintain this monument.
One of India's top tourist attractions, it ranks fifth in terms of revenue earned through tourism. Init earned more than Rs 6 crore Rs 60 million. The Dalmias will spend Rs 25 crore Rs million in five years.
So, the Red Fort already earns more than what the Dalmias are going to spend on it! What then is the rationale behind this move except to rid itself of the responsibility of maintaining this crucial monument? This is a government that describes itself as the only nationalistic government to have ruled the country.
It silently endorses physical attacks by its supporters on those who do not stand up for the national anthem in cinema halls. Yet, it sees nothing shameful about washing its hands off a monument symbolising our sovereignty.
One reason for this puzzling sense of self-respect could be that no member of the party that makes up this government took part in the freedom struggle. The three, each following a different faith, became symbols of our freedom struggle.
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