HC Issues Notice on Neglect of Fort

ancient fort of Sisupalgarh HC response follows a PIL www.ambitionias.com
  • Odisha govt, ASI under HC fire for indifference to maintenance of archaeologically important places in the state.
  • HC response follows a PIL by Prabir Kumar, asks BDA response on steps being envisaged to protect ancient fort of Sisupalgarh, close to capital Bhubaneswar.
  • Sisupalgarh fort is 2000-year-old, petitioner alleges encroachment inside the fort , blames Centre and state govt for being indifferent to the situation
  • Relics found during excavation of fort point to fact people here knew Mohenjo-Daro- Harappa like planned cities.

Exams Perspective:

  1. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
  2. PIL