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Historical Wall in Shambles

Kalai, a historical wall, which had been declared a protected monument by state government continues to be in shambles and is facing human sabotage.


Government has been turning a blind eye to the encroachments, which wall has been facing. In fact, there has been a sabotage by the Wakf Board itself, a responsible body, which on the contrary should have worked for its protection.


Due to lack of preservation wall is collapsing now at many places. It has become so fragile that even a mere drizzle can torn it into pieces.


The Kalai is not a very old wall, it was built by Mughals in 16th century. The government of Jammu and Kashmir should learn a lesson by looking at how 2000 year old Roman wall is protected in London.


In China law forbids drive or span over the Great Wall using any vehicle, trees are planted near the wall to prevent erosion and on the other side every residential colony cuts a tunnel in the Kalai to reach the other side. It is noteworthy that the length of Great Wall is around 6000 KM whereas the length of Kalai is mere 4.75 KM.