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Bring Back Prithviraj Chauhan's remains from Afghanistan

Petition published by Voice of India on Mar 25, 2008
1492 Signatures 
Target: all concerned citizens
Region: India

Petition Background (Preamble):

The Great Prithviraj Chauhan, the last ruler of Chauhan dynasty to sit on the throne of Delhi, was born in 1168 as the son of Someshwar Chauhan, the king of Ajmer.

The brave emperor was buried near the tomb of Mohammad Ghori.

According to reports, it is now a part of the tradition in Afghanistan that those who pay visit to the tomb Mohammad Ghori first disrespect the place where the Indian emperor’s mortal remains are buried.

The inscription on the tomb reads: “Here lies the Kafer king of Delhi.”

There must now be an urgency of bringing back the remains of Prithviraj Chauhan to India for a worthy memorial at Delhi as well as Ajmer.

Indian PM visited grave of Babur, but not Prithviraj Chauhan

Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, Natwar Singh and Rahul Gandhi’s recent vist to Afghanistan was one of the historic visit after along time, during that visit they have visited to Babur’s Grave.

Needless to say Babur is an Invader, not a Indian King. Indian Media and Indians might have forgotten to recollect history, there is another grave in afghanistan, grave of legendary Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan, a hero in India, lying in a dilapidated condition in the outskirts of Ghazni. This passive callousness shown by these leaders has brought utter disgrace to India, these leaders should be questioned by public and parliamentarians in the parliament.


Mr. S.C Sharma who has seen the dilapidated grave, of the Emperor of India Prithviraj Chauhan in Afghanistan, which is been subject to regular indignity till today. He is an eyewitness to this and has penned down what he has seen (apart of the article is given below).

Many years ago, while travelling by jeep from Kandahar to Kabul, I had to make a night halt en route at Ghazni. At the hotel, I learned that there was a grand mausoleum over the tomb of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi near the town, and I determined to see it. A few extra Afghanis (the local currency) helped my driver to comprehend the necessity of making a small detour the next morning.

The mausoleum was indeed grand - judging by local standards - with a high, arched doorway like the Buland Darwaza. lie tomb proper was in a cellar about four or five feet be low ground-level. It intrigued me considerably to note that there were no steps leading down into the tomb. Instead, a metal chain hung from the ceiling of the cellar. I was told that I would have to hold the chain and jump down.

I asked for the reason for this peculiar method of entry. The caretaker was evasive at first. But after much persuasion, he disclosed that there was another tomb at the exact spot where you jumped down. There, the infidel king of Delhi, Prithviraj Chauhan, lay buried.

Title: Ghazni’s best-kept secret
Author: S.C. Sharma
Publication: The Indian Express
Date: April 25, 1998

Petition:

It's a matter of shame that one of India's greatest king's remains are in Afghanistan in a grave of dilapidated condition.

There must now be an urgency of bringing back the remains of Prithviraj Chauhan to India for a worthy memorial at Delhi as well as Ajmer.

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