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Rajasthan government had not given any permission for offering Namaz at Kumbhalgarh Fort

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A post is being widely shared on social media claiming that Congress government in Rajasthan had given permission for offering Namaz at Kumbhalgarh fort in Mewar. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Congress government in Rajasthan gives permission for offering Namaz at Kumbhalgarh fort in Mewar.

Fact: Kumbhalgarh fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan in 2013; It comes under the Archaeological Survey of India (Union Ministry of Culture). Hence, Rajasthan government could not have given permission for Namaz at the Fort as it’s a centrally protected monument. Earlier in 2019, when the same claim went viral on social media, the SP of Rajsamand district (where the fort is located) and the Deputy Superintendent of Police told IANS that the claim was false. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Kumbhalgarh fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan in 2013; It comes under the Archaeological Survey of India (Union Ministry of Culture). Hence, Rajasthan government could not have given permission for Namaz at the Fort as it’s a centrally protected monument.

Earlier in 2019, the same claim went viral on social media. The SP of Rajsamand district (where the fort is located) and the Deputy Superintendent of Police told IANS that the claim was false. Though there was a religious function planned near the fort by a group of Muslims, it was cancelled after the District Collector and the SP called the organisers so that communal harmony can be maintained.   

To sum it up, the claim that Rajasthan government had given permission for offering Namaz at Kumbhalgarh Fort is not true; the fort comes under the Archaeological Survey of India.

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