Hearing is being processed in the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the petition to open 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal in Agra. During this, Justice DK Upadhyay reprimanded the petitioner and warns them that they do not misuse the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) system. He also said that tomorrow you will come and say that we need permission to go to the honorable judge's chamber.
The petition also demanded that the laws made in 1951 and 1958 be declared against the provisions of the Constitution. Under these laws, buildings like Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Fort and Red Fort of Agra were declared as historical buildings. In this, the Central Government, the Archaeological Survey of India and the State Government have been made opposition parties. The petition also claimed that it is believed that there is a temple of Lord Shiva within the closed doors of the Taj Mahal. The petition also referred to the recent controversy regarding the visit of Jagadguru Paramhans of Ayodhya and his detention because of his saffron robes.
The High Court, while making a strong remark, said that research on a topic that you do not know about, go for MA, do PhD, if any institute does not allow you to do research, then come to us. The High Court made it clear that we will not postpone the hearing of this petition, from whom did you ask for information about the 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal?
Nadeem Rizvi who is a professor in Aligarh Muslim University has expressed displeasure over giving religious color to the Taj Mahal. He said that the basement and other parts of the Taj Mahal have been open for 300 years. Many generations have seen the Taj Mahal. There are no signs here. Parts of the Taj Mahal have been closed due to crowd and security, not religious reasons. He said that for the protection of the monument and the safety of the tourists, the ASI has closed some parts of the monuments across the country. There is no harm in opening the basement, videography can be done under the supervision of the court. Once the videography is done, all the controversy will end.