The Supreme Court has strongly condemned the Center and Uttar Pradesh government on the Taj Mahal. The Apex Court said, “Either we will shut down the Taj or you demolish or restore it.” The Supreme Court said that 80 million people come to see the Eiffel Tower. But, you are not serious about the Taj Mahal nor do you care about it. Our crown is more beautiful. You are not serious about the tourist, because of this, the loss of the country is going on. There is a gross indifference to the Taj Mahal. The court took the center and its authorities against the steps taken to protect the Taj Mahal and said that there is no hope of preserving the historic building of the Mughal period.
The court also expressed displeasure over the fact that the Uttar Pradesh Government has failed to bring a vision letter regarding the safety and conservation of the Taj Mahal. At the same time, the court directed the center to see what steps have been taken to preserve this important monument and what kind of action is needed. Present this detailed information about it.
As it Happened?
The bench of Justice MB Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said that despite the report of Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Protection of Taj Mahal, the government has not taken any concrete steps. The Center told the bench that IIT Kanpur is estimating the levels of air pollution in and around Tajmahal and will give its report in four months. The Center also informed that a special committee has been constituted to ascertain the Taj Mahal and the source of pollution surrounding it, which will suggest ways to preserve this world famous monument. The bench said that from July 31, he will be hearing every day on this matter.