NEW DELHI (Agencies): An act of vandalism at the Zafar Mahal Palace in New Delhi, an 18th-century monument built by the Mughal Empire, has triggered anger among historians and the public.

During a heritage walk, damage to parts of three emperors’ tombs was discovered, including the destruction of a marble lattice screen (jaali) around the empty grave of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor.

The incident highlights concerns about the broader neglect of Mughal’s history in Delhi.

Despite being among the 170 heritage sites protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the palace has already fallen into disrepair, prompting renewed calls for robust measures to preserve India’s rich cultural heritage.

Historians and citizens are urging authorities to take immediate steps for the restoration and enhanced protection of these historic monuments.

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