A Fishy Homage
It is a matter of national shame that the insensitive authorities of the Delhi Government have so recklessly renamed the fish market at Ghazipur as Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan Fish Market supposedly to honour the memory of this great son of India and famed Urdu poet. To set this right, I have sent a scathing letter to the Chief Minister of Delhi and requested her to rectify this horrendous faux pas.. This matter not only relates to the Urdu-speaking populace, freedom fighters and concerned citizens, it is a transgression on the sanctity of the Indian nation which was formed from the blood and toil of such freedom fighters and martyrs as Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan. Do we want to pay homage to our national heroes with glowing commemorations or shower them in a deluge of crabs, lobsters, tuna and prawns? Is this the legacy we want to bequeath to our young generation?
Ather Farouqui, General Secretary
Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu Hind,Urdu Ghar, Urdu Ghar Marg, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-11002.