Published On: Fri, Nov 21st, 2014

Petition to Rename Aurangzeb Road to Guru Tegh Bahadur Road Gains Momentum

NEW DELHI (Nov. 21st) — Just days after being launched, the petition to rename Aurangzeb Road to Guru Tegh Bahadur Road has been signed by close to 7,000 individuals.

The petition by RSP Kohli is intended to be submitted to Najeeb Jung, Lt. Governor of Delhi, requesting him to make the change since Aurangzeb was a tyrannical ruler.  At this point, about 600 signatures are required before it will be submitted to Najeeb Jung.

The petitioner has stated that a road close to the Prime Minister’s residence is named after one of the most tyrannical tormentors of inhuman and barbaric crimes in India.  Kohli states that this road serves as a constant reminder of the horrors Aurangzeb perpetrated against Indians, including his own people.

The petition can be signed at this link: https://www.change.org/p/shri-najeeb-jung-lt-governor-delhi-regain-national-pride-by-renaming-aurangzeb-road-cruel-intolerant-tyrant-to-guru-tegh-bahadur-road-epitome-of-sacrifice-for-all-religions

Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the 9th Sikh Guru, sacrificed his life to save the religion of the Hindus who were being forcibly converted by the Mughal regime of that time.  The New DelhiInternationalAirport was initially named Guru Tegh SahibInternationalAirport, however it was later changed to IndiraGandhiInternationalAirport.