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This was written for:
April A2Z Heights – Day 19 – Qutub Minar.

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I spent too much time reading about the
topic and by the time I had written my poem
the time for posting had run out. 

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Day 19 – Qutub Minar

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reach for stars
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heaven beckons from beyond
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ancient minaret

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ancient minaret
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climb 379 stairs*
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tilts like pisa.
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 *   Before 1981, the general public could climb to the top of Qutub Minar
by c.limbing up the seven-storey, narrow staircase.

However, on 4 December 1981
an accident occurred when an electricity cut plunged the tower’s staircase into darkness.

Around 45 people were killed in the stampede
that followed the electricity failure.


Most of the victims were children because, before 1981,
school children were allowed free access to historical monuments on Fridays,
and many school groups were taking advantage of this.


Subsequently,since 4 December 1981 public access has been forbidden

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