Minority rights organization asks Ahmedabad municipal commissioner to clarify stance on name change politics

Gujarat's civil rights organization, Minority Coordination Committee (MCC), has asked the Ahmedabad municipal commissioner to clarify his stance on the "politics" currently being played around changing the name of the city from Ahmedabad to Karnavati. In a letter to the municipal commissioner, MCC convener Mujahid Nafees said, "It is well known, and documents prove it, that the city was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411, and that he did not capture any town to do name it Ahmedabad."
"Yet", Nafees said, "Efforts are being made to deliberately undermine the peace, security and brotherhood existing in the city. Statements are being made in media about the need to change the name, and rumours are being spread through social media about it." He added, "You must be knowing that UNESCO gave heritage status to Ahmedabad's composite culture. You would be solely responsible if this status is eroded."

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