Neglected Begumpur Mosque
Lying in the heart of Delhi, Begumpur Mosque, once known as the crown of the Tughlaq era, is in a state of disrepair and neglect. Locals living around the area complain of inaction by the authorities as rowdy elements continue to harm the site and create a law and order problem in the area. The lack of care and encroachment has taken its toll on the mosque in Malviya Nagar. In 1921, a portion of the roof collapsed after which the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) cleared it from the encroachers. These people have since created shanties around the mosque, and have contributed to the mosque’s dilapidated condition. Lack of care has also led to the fungus seeping onto the floor and walls here. “My ancestors lived inside the mosque when we first came to this city almost 100 years ago. We have just continued to live here but the condition of the mosque is heart-breaking,” said a local. The officials, however, claim that despite their constant efforts, locals don’t cooperate.
Lack of care has also led to the fungus seeping onto the floor and walls here.