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The petition has sought a directive from the Allahabad high court to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to open 20 rooms contained in the Taj Mahal in Agra.

LUCKNOW: A petition filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has sought directives to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to open 20 rooms contained in the Taj Mahal in Agra to verify whether or not Hindu idols and inscriptions are hidden there.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) media in-charge of Ayodhya district, Dr Rajneesh Singh has filed the petition which is but to come up for listening to. Advocate Rudra Vikram Singh is representing the petitioner in court.

“There is an old controversy related to the Taj Mahal. Around 20 rooms in Taj Mahal are locked and no one is allowed to enter. It is believed that in these rooms there are idols of Hindu gods and scriptures,” stated Dr Rajneesh Singh.

“I have filed a petition in high court seeking directives to ASI to open these rooms to ascertain facts. There is no harm in opening these rooms and setting to rest all controversies,” stated Singh.

In the plea, the petitioner has sought directives from the court to the state authorities to represent a committee that will study these rooms and search for any proof associated with Hindu idols or scriptures there.

It could also be identified that a number of proper -wing organisations declare Taj Mahal to be Tejo Mahalaya, a Hindu temple.


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