• Monday, August 08, 2022

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India May Rename Shimla As Shyamala To End ‘Mental Slavery’ of British Colonial Era

Hindu right wing organisations, such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) or World Hindu Council are also urging the concerned for Shimla’s renaming (Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

In a bid to end oppressive mental slavery of the past, India is likely to rename British colonial government’s former summer capital, Simla located in country’s northern Himalayan region. The local unit of country’s Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in Shimla wants to rename the hill town established by the British in 1864 after the name of Hindu goddess, Shyamala Devi. Before the arrival of British to Shimla, the hill town was known as Shyamala. Himachal Pradesh state chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said last week that his government would seek opinion of the people on the demand to rename the historic…

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