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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Culture
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1091 ANSWERED ON MAY 06, 2015 / VAISAKHA 16, 1937 (SAKA)
QUESTION Protection of Historical Site at Kalasipalyam in Bengaluru
1091. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government intends to protect historical site located at Kalasipalyam in Bengaluru, oneof the four armouries built 200 years ago by Tipu Sultan which is now unprotected, uncared for and has been reduced to a hideout for young lovers and drug addicts;
(b) whether the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is aware that all three underground entry points to the armoury have been vandalized by people who have build their homes and shops around them now;
(c) whether Government is considering to protect and preserve this site at the earliest; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE, CULTURE AND TOURISM (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) AND MINISTER OF STATE, CIVIL AVIATION (DR. MAHESH SHARMA)
(a): No proposal is under consideration to bring the historical site located at Kalasipalyam in Bengaluru under Central protection.
(b): Since the site is not protected by Archaeological Survey of India, no such information is available.
(c): There is no proposal for protection of these armouries under Archaeological Survey of India.
(d): Does not arise.