From ‘Miyon ka Bara’ to ‘Mahesh Nagar’, How Rajasthan Govt is Renaming ‘Muslim-Sounding’ Villages

New Delhi/Jaipur: Three villages with clearly ‘Islamic’ names have been rechristened by a Rajasthan government. The preference was rigourously implemented by Vasundhara Raje supervision after it perceived a curtsy from a Centre.

According to sources, a preference was taken after internal residents in these villages complained of a ‘Muslim-sounding’ names of their villages. The encampment of ‘Miyon Ka Bara’ in a limit district of Barmer is one such example. The village, with a race of around 2,000 people, is a Hindu-majority village. Only 4 families in a encampment are Muslim. Locals had reportedly asked a district administration to change a name of a encampment given they were “embarrassed” by it.

An central pronounced locals had complained that immature people in their encampment had stopped receiving matrimony proposals from other beside villages overdue to a ‘Muslim-sounding’ name of a village. “In future, this encampment will be known, identified and addressed by the altered name ‘Mahesh Nagar’,” a state supervision circular, antiquated Aug 1, read.

Two some-more villages also saw identical name changes. What was before famous as Ismailpur encampment in Jhunjhunu district will hereafter be famous as ‘Pichanwa Khurd’. Meanwhile, Narpara encampment in Jalore district was renamed ‘Narpura’.

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