Jammu. The statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the country’s freedom-giver

has been in place in the ancient Mubarak Mandi for years and hasn’t been taken

out of the Archaeological Department’s store even ten years later.

Even now, the statue is sitting in the shop collecting dust

The department has not made the decision to restore it.

The historical Mubarak Mandi’s Darbar-e-Aam now houses

the statue of the nation’s founding father

Maharaja Hari Singh was anointed king in this Darbar-e-Aam

where he also frequently met with his subjects to discuss their issues