Work for building Shaheen Bagh Freedom Fighter Fountain in full swing
Days after some BJP local leaders turned up at Shaheen Bagh to stop the work for Freedom Fighter Fountain at the spot claiming that it was a move to usurp government land by the AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan work for building the fountain is in full swing.
MLA Khan’s supporters and AAP Councillor Wajid Khan had rubbished the allegation. The video of the report posted on the OT Facebook page on January 23 got 689K views with 312 comments and 5.7K likes.
MLA Khan in a meeting in Zakir Nagar had told the gathering days ago that one more Freedom Fighter Fountain is coming up and this one is in Shaheen Bagh.
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Year ago a new Freedom Fighter Fountain was opened at Tikona Park very close to Jamia Millia Islamia Metro Station. The fountain was at the centre of controversy as some Okhla Congress leaders had alleged that photos of the MLA and Chief Minister Arvind Kjeriwal were put above freedom fighters’ photos. Also, a Congress leader had blackened the face of Kejriwal in protest.
The one in Shaheen Bagh also ran into controversy as some BJP leaders turned up at the spot to protest. However, AAP Councillor Khan had turned up on time and the issue was resolved. The date of inauguration of the fountain is yet not known.
Besides the two fountains in Okhla another Wall of Honur is coming up in Sarita Vihar carrying names of martyrs from the locality. BJP leader Manish Choudhary told the OT that the Wall of Honour will be built soon and local residents have sent the names of martyrs.