From: Madhu Kishwar < >
Tribute to the 345th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das & Bhai Dyala
Last year on the eve of 344th anniversary of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadurji’s martyrdom on November 24, 1675 I had posted an appeal to Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and the Urban Development Minister, Shri Hardip Puri that the popularly known Fountain Chowk ( also called Phavvara) in Chandni Chowk be memorialized as Bhai Mati Das Chowk and made an made integral part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk redevelopment project.
It’s fortunate that the High Court and the Religious Committee of the city government endorsed this demand. Soon after, Delhi’s PWD Minister Satyendar Jain announced that directions regarding Bhai Mati Das Chowk should be implemented and the historic structure be made an “integrated part of Chandni Chowk road redevelopment plan.”.
I reproduce in full the text of my appeal and the historical significance of Gurudwara Sis Ganj and Mati Das Chowk along with the story of MANUSHI’s association with Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Plan.
For the full article click Tribute to Guru Tegh Bahadur & His Three Companions on 345th Anniversary of Their Martyrdom on November 24