Don't rename Allahabad

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The recent news reports by various established newspapers state that the name of Allahabad city would be changed to Prayagraj. The reports cite office bearers of Akhil Bhartiya Akhada Parishad as the source of this news. They have presented the proposal for renaming to Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. It stated that the formal announcement on the same would happen soon. 

We as the citizens of the country must discourage this trend as the focus should not be shifted from developement to renaming places. It will appease a section of the society whose priority is not development but to rewrite history. 

Even if we separate the politics behind such moves, the vast amount of work which would have to be done for renaming is a waste of our resources. The fact that the city also has one of the four central universities of the state named after the city cannot be forgotten.

I urge all those who find this an unnecessary move to come forward and sign the petition. I also make an emotional appeal to all those who have a personal connect with the city and name of Allahabad to please sign and share the petition widely. 



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