INDIA WINS AMBEDKAR HOUSE CASE IN LONDON


Primrose Hill house museum will open for public soon

The BR Ambedkar museum in London’s plush Primrose Hill area will be thrown open to the public soon. This comes after an enforcement notice was quashed by the authorities resulting in a win for India. Set in the Primrose Hill area of London, which is home to many celebrities, Ambedkar House was the home of Dr. BR Ambedkar, architect of the Indian Constitution, between 1921 and 1922. The house was bought by the Maharashtra government for $3.65 million in 2015 to turn it into a museum.

The museum came under dispute for its breach of planning pension in 2018 and eventually an enforcement notice was issued on November 16, 2018, which was challenged by Janeevan John of Singhania on behalf of the Indian government. The matter was listed as a public inquiry and K Williams was appointed the Inspector.

The inquiry was conducted on September 24 and October 11, 2019. The inspector filed a report on December 4, 2019 in support of the appeal and conversion of the dwelling house to a museum. The secretary of the state order dated March 12, 2020 accepted the inspector’s report and allowed the appeal to turn 10, King Henry’s Road into a museum for BR Ambedkar.