Golconda Fort: Submit Report on Golconda & Naya Qila Protection: Telangana High Court | Hyderabad News

Golconda Fort: Submit Report on Golconda & Naya Qila Protection: Telangana High Court | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: Telangana high court on Monday directed the Archaeological Survey of India and the state’s tourism, revenue and police authorities to file a status report within three weeks on the steps they have taken to protect the Golconda Fort and the historic Naya Qila.
A bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice J Anil Kumar said this while resuming hearing in a 2008 petition filed by People’s Union for Civic Action and Rights and Forum for Better Hyderabad, questioning the permissions given to construct a golf course in the area despite the facility encroaching into the premises of Golconda.
The high court earlier directed the authorities to ensure that the contours of the protected monument and its precincts were not disturbed or reduced in any way.
Senior counsel KS Murthy appeared for the petitioners and said that there was an order in the past from the high court to demarcate the areas in the fort. The bench went through the record and directed the authorities to demarcate the Deccani garden, tank bed and fort areas and sought a status report on the issue. Section 19 of the Ancient Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, speaks about the restrictions on enjoyment of property rights in protected areas.
State government is the owner of the Golconda fort area.”

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