“Taj mahal is undisputedly one of the prominent tourist attractions that India has to offer to the world. But it is also among the most controversial ones. The UNESCO world heritage site is considered a symbol of love that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan got built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz after her death. However, for the last several years there have been claims by the Hindu right-wing organisations that the Taj Mahal’s real name is Tejo Mahalaya and it appears to be a Jyotirlinga or one of the exquisite Shiva temples. Some also believe that it was originally built not by Shah Jahan but Hindu king called Mansingh.
The debate is decades old. And time and again keeps cropping up.
However, this time Taj Mahal is in news again since a petitioner from Ayodhya had filed a writ plea before Allahabad HC seeking to open 22 rooms of Taj Mahal. The petitioner Dr Ranjeet Singh, a BJP leader from Ayodhya in his petition said that these rooms should be opened to acertained whether there are idols and inscriptions of hindu gods and goddesses inside it.
The PIL that was filed amid the Gyanvapi mosque controversy in Varanasi, was listed for hearing today.
However, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court not only tore into the petitioner but also gave an earful to him.
The court asked what rights of the petitioner are infringed upon due to closed rooms in Taj Mahal? The court further slammed him noting that the provision of PIL is being misused. The court also said today you are asking to open the 22 rooms in Taj Mahal, tomorrow you may want to enter Judges’ chamber. The court said that the petitioner should first study about the monument, before approaching the court.
Let us understand what happened in the hearing in detail. Arti Ghargi explains.
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