CONSERVATION OF HERITAGE
Conservation of heritage wealth in Jammu and Kashmir needs a lot of priority and attention of the government. There is no denying the fact due to the clampdown followed by lockdown, most of the heritage properties remained unattended by the concerned authorities sending alarm bells among the heritage lovers of Kashmir.
In this direction recently the government said that it is all set to conserve the six Mughal gardens in a bid to empanel them as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) mandated world heritage sites.
Government has even discussed all the plans for the conservation and has decided to go ahead for their preservation. The restoration work of these culturally significant landmarks needs continuous attention because of their fragile nature.
The originality of the structures needs to be maintained in a bid to ensure recognition of these gardens as world heritage sites and most of the people who love heritage expect the government to work on these lines.
All critical interventions that are necessary for restoration of these cultural monuments should be sent to the archives department for their suggestions and guidance and the government should not start the work on these Mughal Gardens without the supervision and guidance of the experts.