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    City heritage enthusiasts in Hyderabad express displeasure over the use of green tiles on Qutb Shahi Tombs.

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    Ongoing works at QuliQutb Shah Tombs in Hyderabad are causing concern among heritage enthusiasts. The addition of glaze tiles to structures like Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah’s Tomb is seen as damaging to the centuries-old monuments that have stood for almost 500 years. This activity goes against court orders and the Ancient Monuments and Archeological sites and Remains Act, 1958.

    Local heritage enthusiast Mohd Habeebuddin has observed the transformation of important domes at the tombs, including the grave of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah, with green tiles. He believes this is causing damage to the original structures, including intricate details like stucco work. The works have been carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) for over a decade, despite prohibitions on altering the monuments.

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    Critics argue that restoration and conservation efforts at the Qutbshahi Tombs and other ancient monuments are being conducted arbitrarily by private agencies. They claim that restoration work is violating the Monuments Act, 1958, and that many restored monuments are now being repaired again due to substandard materials and methods. Petitioners pursuing legal action against the ongoing works question the lack of proper permissions and transparency surrounding the project.

    Ratish Nanda, CEO of AKTC, denies that the ongoing works are against any court orders. He accuses critics of trying to obstruct conservation efforts and make baseless allegations for their own gain. Despite challenges and legal disputes, AKTC remains committed to completing the conservation project they began 15 years ago.

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