Restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court slams Centre

Either restore Taj Mahal or demolish it: Supreme Court to government | The Siasat Daily

Nadkarni pleaded that pursuant to an earlier direction by the bench, the Centre had set up a committee to hire external experts to prepare a concrete action plan to protect the Taj Mahal.

"You can shut down the Taj".

According to news agency IANS, the court was extremely unhappy as the Uttar Pradesh government failed to come out with a vision document to protect the Taj Mahal. It had said that ASI was not properly discharging its duty in maintaining the beauty of the Taj and asked the Centre to consider whether some other organisation be given the responsibility to protect the 17th century heritage.

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The government has closed many factories near the Taj Mahal area in the city of Agra, and the palace has been treated with packs that absorbs dirt many times over the past in a bid to save its legendary white surface. Our Taj is more handsome.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Centre to "demolish" or "shut down" the Taj Mahal if it was unable to ensure proper upkeep of the monument.

The Supreme Court's observation came just a day after it rejected a plea seeking permission for outsiders to offer Friday namaaz inside Taj Mahal. The court ordered to find the source of pollution in and around Taj Mahal in Agra by forming a special committee and suggest measures to prevent it. They were responding to a petition by an environmental activist concerned over the state of one of the world's seven wonders. The court further stated that the orders were not being complied with.

The court said it will hear the matter on a day-to-day basis from July 31.

TTZ is an area of about 10,400 sq km spread over the districts of Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras and Etah in Uttar Pradesh and Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

The court said the governments at both levels have exhibited "lethargy" in deploying strategies to preserve the structure.

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