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Taj Mahal's 22 closed doors won't be opened, Indian high court rejects petition

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th May, 2022 04:30:14 PM
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The Allahabad High Court rejected the petition seeking an inquiry into the "history" of Taj Mahal. The court dismissed the petition which asked for opening of the doors of its 22 rooms to see "the truth, whatever it is."
The Mughal-era monument is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the tomb of his wife Mumtaz. The constriction of the marble monument began in 1632 and took 22 years to finally be completed in 1653.

The architectural magnum opus was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

 

Source: NDTV