Added on : 2018-08-09 17:40:36
Names of the three villages have been rechristened by the Rajasthan government. The decision was formally implemented by Vasundhara Raje government after it received the nod from the Centre. According to sources, the decision was taken after local residents in these villages complained of the ‘Muslim-sounding’ names of their villages. The village of ‘Miyon Ka Bara’ in the border district of Barmer is one such example. The village, with a population of around 2,000 people, is a Hindu-majority village. Only four families in the village are Muslim. Locals had reportedly asked the district administration to change the name of the village since they were “embarrassed” by it.