The Supreme Court today commented on the physical condition of Taj Mahal stating, even as it was turning yellow before, the world famous monument is now turning green and brown. It has suggested that the centre needs to take advise from the educated and learnt experts, to assess the damage that has been caused to the structure and then find out way on how to fix them. A bench comprising Justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta, spoke bluntly, that the authorities were not using the expertise that is in their vicinity to tackle the situation, and maybe they didn’t care about Taj Mahal enough to take measures to protect its beauty.
The bench also added that if there are no experts available in the country, then they should take the help of outside sources to keep the damage in control and to even stop it. The bench asked the government representative, Additional Solicitor General ANS Nadkarni, about why the color of the monument was changing, from White, to green to brown. Nadkarni only replied that the archeological department oversees the management of Taj Mahal. Another meeting is scheduled to begin on May 9.
Environmentalist MC Mehta has filed the petition, and he is asking for the protection of one of the wonder of the earth, from being damaged by the pollutants and other chemicals that usually roam in the area, and have harmed the monument considerably.