Unfortunately, the city of Allahabad is in shambles, desperately needs infrastructural development. The BJP government failed to fulfil their promise on these counts and instead playing a political card by exploiting the Hindu religious community by showing a so-called commitment to Hinduism. This is not for the first time when BJP has taken prejudicial decisions. For example, they changed the name of Mughalsarai Junction railway station to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction railway station. Furthermore, the secretive amputation of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s picture from Aligarh Muslim University which sparked massive protests in AMU was also part of the chain of events against Muslims in India under BJP government. They have also proposed to change the name of many buildings which were named in the Mughal era. By changing the name of Allahabad to Paryagraj, BJP has reinforced authenticity and relevance of Two Nation Theory.
The tremendous role played by Allahabad in the history of Indian sub-continent, independence struggle and post-independence era would be badly affected by this decision, besides undermining the sentiments of minorities. The decision would ultimately diminish the identity of globally recognized Allahabad University. These kinds of racist and biased decisions clearly depict how the RSS influenced BJP’s government is eradicating India’s Muslim heritage, their diversified history and ultimately unique identity through ‘saffronization' of historical places. Hindu communalism will not only destroy the social fabric of India but also badly affect the peace and security of the region as around one fourth population of the world belongs to South Asia. The psychological impact of this decision needs to be understood. Imagine, if Pakistan had not been a reality, the name of Badshahi Qilla would have been Ayodhya Fort, Ahmadpur would have been Amrithashpur and Bahawalpur would have been Arumughanpur.