Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh government issued a notice changing the name of the village of Islam Nagar in the Bhopal district to Jagdishpur with immediate effect on Thursday. The state government notified the change of name through a Gazette order, reported news agency ANI.The order said, “In pursuance of no objection conveyed by Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs….., the State Government hereby, change the name of village of Islam Nagar District Bhopal as Jagdishpur with immediate effect.”
Islam Nagar is located in the center of the Bhopal-Berasia highway of Madhya Pradesh. It is approximately 14 kilometers away from Bhopal. The former capital of the princely state of Bhopal was Islam Nagar.
In the state’s Bhopal district, Islamnagar is a historic spot in the Huzur tehsil of the Phanda block. Despite the fact that the central government issued the notice approximately five months ago, the renaming of Islam Nagar to Jagdishpur has been done on Thursday.
Islam Nagar was formerly known as Jagdishpur, and the Rajput kings founded the historical site. Dost Mohammad Khan gave this city the name Islam Nagar in the 18th century. The Bhopal Riyasat was in charge at the time of Islam Nagar. The location’s name was also maintained in government records as Jagdishpur.
In the past, the city was also the capital of the Gond kings. The city’s renaming to Jagdishpur has also been approved by the Union government. The development comes as political outrage over the renaming of Rashtrapati Bhavan park’s “Mughal Gardens” to “Amrit Udyan” continues.
Another Mughal Garden on the North Campus of Delhi University was renamed the “Gautam Buddha Centenary” Garden. The university’s justification for the January 27 rechristening was that the garden does not have a Mughal design.