Days after govt deleted para on Mughals, culture section of govt website becomes a photo gallery

Two days after the Information Technology Ministry removed a paragraph on the Mughal Empire from its website, the ‘Culture and Heritage’ section of knowindia.gov.in has been turned into a photo gallery.

The section, which showcased India’s history, tradition, monuments, arts and other activities, was removed Tuesday. It reappeared Wednesday, without any text, displaying merely 30 photographs showcasing dance forms and monuments. Sources told The Indian Express that the “corrected text, portraying the actual history” will be floated on the website in a few weeks.

On Monday, a paragraph on the IT Ministry site describing the Mughal Empire as among the “greatest ever” was deleted when complaints tagging the Ministry of Culture were raised on social media. Even as the Ministry distanced itself from the issue, it also said that it was working with the agencies to “accurately portray the events”.

Maintaining that neither was the content generated by any department of it nor had it made any recommendations to the MeITY, the Ministry of Culture had tweeted: “It has been brought to the Ministry’s notice about content in Know India website (KnowIndia.gov.in) that misrepresents India’s history. The Ministry of Culture does not run this website and is working with the concerned entities to accurately portray the events.”

The paragraph on the Mughals, on the IT Ministry site’s Medieval India page, said: “In India, the Mughal Empire was one of the…

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